Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Merck Unlawfully Markets Higher SPF Sunscreens As Better, Consumer Alleges

SAN DIEGO - Merck & Co. Inc. misleads consumers into buying premium priced Coppertone sunscreen products with a sun protection factor (SPF) higher than 50 even though the company knows that such products do not provide more protection than sunscreens with an SPF of 50, a California resident alleges in an unfair competition law (UCL) class action complaint filed June 4 in federal court (Danika Gisvold v. Merck & Co., Inc., et al., No. 14-1371, S.D. Calif.).

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