FTC Internet Health Fraud Law Enforcement and Consumer Education Campaign

"Operation Cure.All" Targets Bogus Internet Health Claims and Offers Consumers Tips on How to Obtain Accurate Health Information Online

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will announce "Operation Cure.All," a comprehensive law enforcement and consumer education campaign to combat deceptive health claims on the Internet at a press conference on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. "Operation Cure.All," targets companies touting bogus cancer cures and making unsubstantiated health claims, such as "magnetic therapy devices" can alleviate arthritis and high blood pressure. The FTC and its partners also will unveil valuable Internet tools that provide consumers with good quality health information.

 

WHO:

Jodie Bernstein
Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission

Mary Jo Deering, Ph.D.
Director, Health Communication and Telehealth
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Scott Reents
Cyber Dialogue, Inc.

Gilles J. Frydman and Monica L. Frydman
Association of Cancer Online Resources @COR

WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 432
WHEN: June 24, 1999 at 10:30 a.m.

 

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