General Brnovich Announces Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Thyroid Drug Manufacturer

PHOENIX –  Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against RLC Labs, an Arizona-based manufacturer of natural thyroid prescription drug tablets, for making false or misleading statements about its drug products.

“Consumers need to be able to trust what drug manufacturers say about their products,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Throughout my time as attorney general, my office has been committed to protecting customers from false or misleading statements.”

The lawsuit alleges that RLC Labs made false advertisements about the potency of two natural thyroid drugs: Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid.  Although RLC Labs recalled the drugs and offered refunds, the lawsuit alleges that RLC Labs continued to make false or misleading statements.  For example, RLC Labs falsely stated that there were “no reports of adverse events” related to the drugs, and the manufacturer purported to offer a “full refund” to consumers who purchased the drugs but failed to follow through on that promise.

The complaint seeks to secure full compensation for consumers who purchased the recalled drugs, establish a reasonable process for providing such compensation, and prohibit RLC Labs from future misconduct.

Copy of the filed complaint here. 

Senior Litigation Counsel Joshua Whitaker and Mitchell Allee, along with Assistant Attorney General Dylan Jones, are handling this case.

If you have purchased Nature-Throid or WP Thyroid on or after August 1, 2017, or have experienced consumer fraud, you can file a complaint by visiting the AGO website.  If you need a complaint form sent to you, you may contact the AGO in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas at (800) 352-8431.