15 Products Nailed for Making Bogus Health Claims"Will make you lose weight!" "Essential vitamins and minerals!" "Get in shape with ____." Heard these phrases before? You may be a victim of deceptive or misleading advertising campaigns. Lucky for the consumer, the government has started to crack down on such advertisements. Here are 15 of the most noteworthy cases.
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POM Pomegranate products claimed that its products could treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, none of those claims could be backed by scientific research. POM was sued by the FTC in 2012 and forced to pull the advertisements making these claims.