GNC was sued in October 2015 by the Oregon Attorney General for allegedly selling workout and fat-burner supplements that contain two synthetic drugs. In light of these reports, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether a class action can be filed.
The Oregon Attorney General’s office has sued GNC saying that the store sold thousands of fat-burning and workout supplements that contain the illegal and synthetic drugs picamilon and BMPEA. Picamilon is reportedly a prescription drug in Russia used to treat neurological conditions, while BMPEA is a chemical similar to amphetamine. The lawsuit claims that GNC knew or should have known about these potentially unsafe and illegal ingredients and misrepresented the products as lawful dietary supplements.
Which Supplements Are Affected?
The lawsuit names the following products as containing illegal synthetic drugs: