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.