Consumers buying Reumofan dietary supplements are trusting their lives to a company that uses fake addresses, lies about ingredients and may not even exist, says a USA TODAY investigation.
Reumofan dietary supplements, made by a company called Riger Natural, have gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for arthritis and joint pain. But when US TODAY travelled to Mexico to find Riger Natural, all addresses came up fake and there's no evidence the company ever had facilities. Some Mexican retailers who once distributed the product say their contacts have simply disappeared.
Lab tests by U.S. and Mexican health authorities have detected up to three powerful and potentially dangerous prescription drugs hidden in Reumofan products.