Glucosamine Class Action (CVS, Kroger, Target, etc)

Class Eligibility:

The settlement covers purchases of the following Glucosamine products between 2005 and 2013.

American HealthAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
CVSDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐2006
CVSRegular Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐5/16/13
CVSDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2008‐5/16/13
CVSTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2008‐5/16/13
CVSAdvanced Formula Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with Univestin2010‐5/16/13
CVSAdvanced Formula Double Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with Univestin and MSM2010‐5/16/13
CVSTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐5/16/13
CVSGlucosamine Chondroitin Plus MSM and Hyaluronic Acid2008‐5/16/13
CVSGlucosamine HCl plus Boswellia Serrata and Vitamin D32012‐5/16/13
CVSGlucosamine Sulfate MSM2007‐5/16/13
CVSTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin and Vitamin D32010‐5/16/13
CVSGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM2005‐5/16/13
CVSGlucosamine 2KC1 (sulfate)2005‐5/16/13
Duane ReadeDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐2009
Duane ReadeDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2009‐2011
Duane ReadeTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2007‐2009
Duane ReadeTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2009‐2011
Duane ReadeGlucosamine Chondroitin plus MSM and Hyaluronic Acid2009‐2011
Duane ReadeGlucosamine Chondroitin plus MSM2007‐2009
EquateAdvanced Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM (160‐count)2008‐1/31/13
EquateAdvanced Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM (80‐count)2008‐2010
EqualineGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM with Hyaluronic Acid2007‐5/16/13
Finest NaturalsDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2011‐5/16/13
Finest NaturalsTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2010‐5/16/13
Finest NaturalsGlucosamine Sulfate2011‐5/16/13
Finest/Finest NaturalsDouble Strength Glucosamine MSM2011‐5/16/13
Flex‐a‐MinAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
Good N NaturalAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
HannafordGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM2008‐2011
HannafordDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2008‐5/16/13
HannafordTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2008‐2011
Healthy AccentsGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM2011‐5/16/13
Healthy AccentsDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2012‐5/16/13
Healthy AccentsTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2012‐5/16/13
KirklandGlucosamine HCl 500 mg Chondroitin Sulfate 400 mg2005‐2006
KirklandExtra Strength Glucosamine HCl 1500 mg Chondroitin Sulfate 1200 mg
(Excluded NorthEast)
KirklandExtra Strength Glucosamine HCl 1500 mg with MSM 1500 mg2006‐2010
KirklandExtra Strength Glucosamine HCl 1500 mg with MSM 1500 mg
San Diego, Texas, Midwest, Southeast, & Northeast)
KnoxAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
KrogerGlucosamine HCl 1500 mg Chondroitin Sulfate 1200 mg2009‐5/16/13
KrogerGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM Complex2009‐5/16/13
KrogerExtra Strength Glucosamine HCl 1500 mg Chondroitin Sulfate 1200 mg2009‐5/16/13
KrogerGlucosamine Chondroitin and Joint Lubricant Two‐Per‐Day2008‐2011
KrogerGlucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2008‐5/16/13
KrogerGlucosamine Chondroitin with MSM and Vitamin D2005‐5/16/13
KrogerJoint Support Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM and Univestin2010‐2011
KrogerJoint Support Glucosamine Chondroitin B88 with Univestin2010‐2011
KrogerGlucosamine Chondroitin Plus MSM with Vitamin D and Univestin2010‐2011
KrogerGlucosamine HCl2008‐5/16/13
KrogerGlucosamine HCl with MSM2009‐5/16/13
Life FitnessDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐5/16/13
Life FitnessGlucosamine Sulfate2005‐5/16/13
Life FitnessTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐5/16/13
Life FitnessGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM2005‐5/16/13
MET‐RxAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
Member’s MarkTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2008‐5/16/13
Member’s MarkGlucosamine2008‐5/16/13
Member’s MarkGlucosamine and MSM2008‐5/16/13
Member’s MarkTriple Strength Glucosamine and MSM2008‐5/16/13
Natural WealthAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
Nature’s BountyAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
OriginTriple Strength Glucosamine2007‐2009
OriginGlucosamine Sulfate2009‐5/16/13
Osteo Bi‐FlexAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
PhysiologicsAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
RexallAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
SafewayTriple Strength Glucosamine HCl and Chondroitin Sulfate2008‐5/16/13
SafewayGlucosamine HCl2008‐5/16/13
SafewayGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM2008‐5/16/13
SafewayTriple Strength Glucosamine HCl MSM2010‐5/16/13
SafewayAdvanced Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM2008‐5/16/13
SafewayDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM2008‐5/16/13
SafewayTriple Strength Glucosamine HCl Chondroitin Sulfate2008‐5/16/13
SafewayGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM with Hyaluronic Acid2008‐5/16/13
SafewayTriple Strength Glucosamine MSM2008‐2010
SafewayAdvanced Double Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM2008‐5/16/13
ShopRiteDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2006‐5/16/13
ShopRiteTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2009‐5/16/13
ShopRiteTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2012‐5/16/13
SolgarAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
Spring ValleyDouble Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2005‐5/16/13
Spring ValleyTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin2011‐5/16/13
Spring ValleyGlucosamine Chondroitin2008‐5/16/13
Spring ValleyGlucosamine Chondroitin Plus MSM2005‐5/16/13
Sundown/Sundown NaturalsAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
SunMarkGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM Advanced Double Strength2008‐5/16/13
SunMarkGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM with Joint Lubricant2008‐5/16/13
SunMarkGlucosamine HCl2007‐2011
SunMarkTriple Strength Glucosamine HCl and MSM2007‐5/16/13
SunMarkGlucosamine with Calcium and D2007‐2010
SunMarkTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM2008‐2011
TargetTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM2009‐5/16/13
TargetGlucosamine Chondroitin plus MSM and Hyaluronic Acid2009‐5/16/13
Up and UpTriple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin plus MSM2009‐5/16/13
Vitamin WorldAll Glucosamine Products2005‐5/16/13
WalgreensGlucosamine Chondroitiin2007
WalgreensGlucosamine Chondroitin MSM2007
Estimated Amount:

If you have a proof of purchase (receipt, box, or other documentation), you can claim $5 per bottle up to a maximum of 10 bottles ($50).

If you no longer have a receipt you can claim $3 per bottle up to a maximum of 4 bottles ($12).

If the $2 million claim fund is undersubscribed, then claim amounts above may be tripled and doubled respectively ($150 & $24).

Proof of Purchase:

NOT required. However, if you have proof of purchase you are entitled to a higher level of compensation than if you make a claim without proof of purchase.

Claim Form: Glucosamine Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Pearson et. al. v. NBTY et. al.,
Case No. 11-CV-07972
(Northern District of Illinois – Eastern Division)
Case Summary:

Glucosamine is a popular supplement that is marketed as being good for joints. Rexall Sundown and NBTY are one of the largest manufacturers of Glucosamine products. Their products are sold under a variety of different brand names, including many generic brands for supermarkets and drug stores.

The companies were sued for making false and misleading statements about their products, such as the products being able to provide relief to people with arthritis. The plaintiffs and the company settled the case before it went to trial, so a court never decided who was right in the case.

Settlement Pool: $2,000,000
Settlement Website: Glucosamine Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: December 3, 2013 (or later)
Claims Administrator: Glucosamine Settlement
c/o Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 170
Philadelphia, PA 19105-0170

9 Responses to Glucosamine Class Action (CVS, Kroger, Target, etc)

  1. sherry wiltz says:

    I do not have documentation to support my claim however I have brought over six bottles

    • Vivian says:

      I don’t either Sherry, but I’m going to submit my claim because I did try it several times hoping to get some relief. Since it isn’t as they claim we should get some compensation back for what we bought.

  2. j guadalupe lopez says:

    I have been taking this medicine for the past twenty five years. I am not satisfied because it does not affect me. I still have knee problems, lower back pain, and neck pain. My wife has the same problem as I have. Please give a suggestion on what I should do or what I should take.

  3. CommonSense says:

    j guadalupe lopez,

    1) This isn’t “medicine.” Medicine comes from doctors. These are dietary supplements. In the case of this specific supplement, there is no dietary need established. So, you’re just taking it for fun.

    2) You’ve been taking it for 25 years but it doesn’t work? How about you stop taking it! What an incredible way to waste money.

    3) Asking people who took this to provide you with suggestions is absurd. They are in the exact same boat you are in: they didn’t bother to read on the subject before they wasted money on snake oil.

  4. KELLY says:

    HI, is anyone else having problems submitting a claim? i tried a few times, still no luck. Thanks.

  5. Serah says:

    Wow. I bought these for my dad, and he had been keeping the proof of purchases this whole time :D

    I’ll be submitting full price for a few bottles then.

  6. kndi says:

    I have bought over 10 bottles of this stuff and it didn’t do much of anything.

  7. Vince says:

    The CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS should be paying out all of their wealth to the MILLIONS whom they have injured and KILLED over the past 100 years!


  8. sharon says:

    These people are playing with my emotions

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