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Lawsuit filed against hormone replacement company

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NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) -- Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Wednesday that state had secured a temporary restraining order from the Davidson County Circuit Court to halt "certain business practices" of HRC Medical Centers related to their "bio-identical" hormone replacement therapy.

The court ordered HRC to temporarily halt certain claims and contractual practices related to the therapy, known as Amor Vie.  The Davidson County Circuit Court order comes after the Attorney General's Office filed suit on Monday against HRC for allegedly making unsubstantiated health claims and failing to advise consumers of possible risks and side effects associated with Amor Vie.

Also named in the lawsuit were Don Hale, owner and officer of HRC, Dan Hale, former owner and officer of HRC as well as an osteopathic doctor at HRC, and HRC Management Midwest, LLC, which owns an HRC clinic in Memphis.

A temporary injunction hearing is set for 1:00 p.m. on October 19th.

"We are grateful to the court for this action as this concerns the safety and health of many Tennesseans," Cooper said. "We urge Tennesseans who may have used HRC Medical's BHRT to contact their personal health care providers about any possible adverse effects that may be associated with BHRT."

HRC consumers are asked to call (615) 741-1671 in order to report any side effects or adverse health effects from BHRT they received at any HRC center in Tennessee. However, the Attorney General's office cannot provide any health or medical information to individuals.

Tennessee-based HRC markets and sells BHRT, claiming in its advertisements that BHRT is a "safe alternative" to traditional hormone replacement therapy. HRC branded clinics operate in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville. 
 
The State filed its lawsuit in Davidson County Circuit Court Monday, asking for asking for a temporary restraining order, a temporary injunction, a receiver to be appointed over the corporation, and for the corporation to be dissolved. 

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