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Oct. 2005 – Physicians Group Files Lawsuit Demanding Lactose Intolerance Warnings on Milk

In October 2005, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all residents of Washington, DC, against a number of large milk companies demanding lactose intolerance warnings on milk.

PCRM filed the lawsuit “To help raise public awareness about lactose intolerance… on behalf of all residents in Washington, D.C., who may purchase milk without realizing the serious digestive distress it can cause. Filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on October 6, the suit calls for all milk cartons sold in D.C. to carry labels warning of milk’s possible side effects.”

As of Oct. 31, 2007, the case is still pending.