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Walgreens Pain Reliever Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Deceptive Marketing

Walgreens Pain Reliever Misleads Consumers with Tylenol Comparison

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly misleading consumers into thinking that their product is comparable to Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels when it obviously is not.

According to the class action lawsuit, Walgreens deliberately sold the gelcaps “with false, misleading, unfair, deceptive labeling and marketing in an effort to dupe consumers into purchasing these gelcaps for prices that exceed their true value.”

You can read about the case under the name: Gray, et.al v. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Case 2:20-cv-04415-JMA-SIL, E.D. NY.

Are you affected by the allegations in the Walgreens Fast-Release Quick Gels Pain Reliever class action lawsuit? If you think you are affected by this lawsuit, contact us today for help.

What’s Going On? The Walgreens Fast-Release Quick Gels Pain Reliever Saga:

According to the class action lawsuit, Walgreens made its products, Extra Strength Pain Reliever Fast-Release Quick Gels and Extra Strength Pain Reliever PM Fast-Release Quick Gels, following suit with Johnson & Johnson’s Tylenol brand Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels and Tylenol PM (nighttime). Johnson & Johnson’s version was “specially designed” gelcaps “with holes to allow [for] the release of powerful medicine even faster than before.”

The Walgreens version has a visible statement on its box claiming that the product can be “Compared to Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels active ingredient.”

However, the lawsuit alleges that “the Walgreens brand acetaminophen Fast-Release Quick Gels … are marketed as comparable to Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels even though, on information and belief, they do not contain the unique laser-drilled holes of Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels.”

Furthermore, “despite what Walgreens’ labeling and advertising would have consumers believe, the term[s] ‘fast-release’ or ‘rapid release’ do not actually mean that the drug works faster for consumers than non-fast or non-rapid release products. Walgreens has long known or should have known that traditional, non-fast release acetaminophen products can be equally effective in the same, if not faster, time period than its Walgreens fast-release products.”

The class action claims that “a new study demonstrates that Walgreens’ Fast-Release Quick Gels dissolve slower [sic] than the Walgreens non-fast release products.” The reason that “Walgreens charges a premium” for the supposedly fast-release variety, is that the company is riding on and capitalizing on Tylenol’s claims.

Editor’s note on the Walgreens Pain Reliever Class Action Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recent Walgreens Pain Reliever Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Walgreens Fast-Release Quick Gels Pain Reliever Class Action has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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