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Posted on 02/17/2005 6:29:47 PM PST by Libloather
Boca manufacturer of penis enlargement pill slapped with lawsuit
New Jersey man says porn stars and doctors convinced him pill would work
Published Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:00 am
by By Sean Salai
A Boca Raton herbal supplement maker that sold penis enlargement pills with guaranteed results is being sued in New Jersey court for false advertising.
New Jersey businessman Michael Coluzzi, 35, alleges in the class-action lawsuit that he paid $59.95 for a 30-day supply of the penis pills sold by Alzare LLC but experienced no increase in penis size despite a guarantee of three inches within a week.
Its a product that just doesnt work as promised and we want Alzare to stop, Stephen DeNittis, Coluzzis lawyer, told the Boca Raton News on Wednesday. Some people might ask how anyone could buy something like this, but the ads were very convincing. They almost convinced me and I do a lot of these cases.
Alzare operatives named in the suit, including chief operating officer Scott Hammond and Tampa gynecologist Dr. Daniel Stein, could not be reached for comment.
Coluzzi reportedly consumed 32 pounds of Alzare penis pills made of ginseng, yohimbe bark, L-arginine and other sexual ingredients. His lawsuit, filed January 21 in Burlington Superior Court, seeks class action status and claims to represent hundreds of thousands of other victims across the country.
According to DeNittis, the companys campaign included half-hour television infomercials citing fake medical studies claiming that 95 percent of more than 100,000 men experienced 25 percent enlargement within a week of using Alzare. The advertisements featured porn stars and doctors.
I wont lie. The two women they used were smoking hot, DeNittis said. But the infomercial also had charts and very official-looking statistics.
A Delray Beach medical expert confirmed this week that there is no way an herbal supplement could ever enlarge a mans penis, despite Alzares claims.
Theres no supplement out there that will increase the physical size of your biological penis, Dr. Stephen Silver, a family physician specializing in herbal medicine, told the Boca Raton News.
Dr. Silver said the Alzare pill was at best a male energy tonic.
The best somebody could possibly experience from those ingredients is a good feeling, Silver said. Would any of it enlarge your penis? Absolutely not. Even with an energy tonic, you can never give a guarantee with herbal supplements because they dont have the potency of pharmaceutical drugs. No respectable medical doctor would give one.
Silver practices integrated medicine, a combination of traditional medicine and holistic cures. He added, Supplements do have a place in healthcare, but companies like this one give them a bad rap.
Rob Gordon, director of the non-profit American Health Association (AHA) in Boca, said a mans lifestyle choices make the most difference in the health of his penis.
If you dont smoke, have moderate drinking habits, avoid meat and otherwise keep your circulation good, you could experience some enlargement, said Gordon, whose charity promotes new age and herbal medicine.
Gordon added that Coluzzi should have known better, as penis pills are obviously a fraud, and said he did not see why men should be legally compensated for wasting $60.
Its laughable that Americans are so gullible. You cant buy your way around mother nature.
According to Reuters, the Colluzzi lawsuit is at least the third against penis pill makers in the last two years. Two cases filed last year in Colorado and Ohio accused the manufacturers of VigRx and Enzyte of similar scams, and also sought class action status.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against the manufacturer of Enzyte.
A product that works before delivery?
I don't know how these scam artists were planning on getting away w/it.
This is one trial where I hate to have to view Exhibit A.
"I wont lie. The two women they used were smoking hot,"
Alright, we need pictures here people!
"slapped" with lawsuit
interesting choice of words...;-)
What ever happened to just buying a corvette?
He ate 32 POUNDS of the pills before he decided they didn't work?
He should have tied a few fishing weights to the end of it, he might have had a better chance of 'enlargement' *L*
I'm impressed with this lawyer's command of legal jargon.
Ya want to enlarge your penis? Smack it with a sledge hammer. It'll swell up nicely.
When you are as big a d!ck as this guy, the pills' deefcts cannot be noticed.
I can't believe he's stupid enough to not only buy the junk but to file a lawsuit against the pill pushers. Does this mean that the "before" and "after" photos will be the same? Will he have a leg to stand on? (Sorry)
Seems to me he needed a 25% enlargement of the interior of the big head.
you guys in Ireland are so innovative........LOL>
Does this mean I WON'T get my money back? sniff . . sniff . . head down and kicking gravel
Hey if it doesn't work (or if it drops off, for that matter! *L*) don't sue me! *L*
I don't know if this will stand up in court.
haha.......I wouldn't fool with mother nature though I've fooled her by lifting weights all these years......keeps me younger, but I won't fool with the jewels.....I need to meet more HAPPYGALS
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