Category Archive: FTC

Jan 21

District Court sides with Industry on Dietary Supplement Substantiation

A U.S. District judge New Jersey has ruled in United States v. Bayer Corporation that Bayer will not be held in contempt for alleged violations of a 2007 consent decree regarding the marketing of its Phillip’s Colon Health (PCH) product. The 2007 Consent Decree prohibited Bayer from “making any claim about the performance or efficacy …

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Oct 05

FTC-FDA Warning Letter Issued to Company Marketing Ebola Cure

On September 23, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”), in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), issued a Warning Letter to Natural Solutions Foundation in Newton, New Jersey. FDA representatives allege the FDA warning letter was prompted by the certain marketing. In particular, the Company violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic …

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Mar 19

FTC Prevails Against Marketers of Medical Foods

On March 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reported that the Agency had prevailed in federal court in its action against the Wellness Support Network. In particular, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered a final judgment, finding that Wellness Support Network had violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade …

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Feb 04

FDA/FTC Issue Joint Warning Letter to Company Marketing Flu Remedy

On January 24, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a joint warning letter to Flu & Cold Defense, LLC (“the Company”), a Florida company, for unlawfully marketing its “GermBullet” inhaler as a cold and flu remedy. The “GermBullet” is sold online as well as in …

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May 22

FTC May Have Won Battle with POM Wonderful but Industry Appears to Have Won the War

On May 21, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it has prevailed in its claim against POM Wonderful LLC (“The Company”) pursuant to a recent ruling by Chief Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), D. Michael Chappell. In an Order dated May 17, 2012, Judge Chappell directed the juice giant to refrain from making statements …

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