DisChem jumps on its big, fat high horse


DisChem jumps on its big, fat high horse

Pharmacy chain has hissy fit over competing claims for weight-loss supplement. 

Dis-Chem press release has some serious allegations:  “It has come to our attention that various social media platforms and websites are making libellous allegations about the quality of supplemental products sold by the group. Dis-Chem refutes these claims in the strongest of terms as false and defamatory... Dis-Chem is profoundly disappointed by the competitive operations set on damaging the reputation of a business that has been trading successfully for 36 years.”

Libel, defamation, damage caused by competitors... gosh, what’s going on?

Noseweek asked Dis-Chem for details. Turns out that the supplemental products in question are those that are at the very heart of the snake-oil salesman’s business – weight-loss supplements. In particular, something that is very much the flavour of the month, Garcinia Cambogia, a supposedly miracle natural extract that suppresses appetite and increases the metabolism to burn fat. Yawn.

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Submitted by : Donn Edwards of ALDARA PARK on 2014-11-01 03:19:55
Dis-Chem should put its house in order before attacking anyone else. For example, how can a so-called health-conscious chain of pharmacies force its customers to "run the gauntlet" of sweets and chocolates when queueing for the tills? Surely Dis-Chem knows of all the studies linking sugar intake to diabetes, hypertension, etc? Why then do they willingly tout these products to their customers, knowing it will make them sick? Hypocrites.

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