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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has unanimously upheld a Federal Trade Commission decision ordering the maker of Doan's Pills to run corrective advertising. The Court's opinion denied Novartis Corporation's appeal of the 1999 FTC order requiring it to include in...
Lane Labs-USA, Inc., Cartilage Consultants, Inc. and their principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made unsubstantiated claims about the efficacy of two products -- BeneFin and SkinAnswer - in the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. According to the FTC,...
The Federal Trade Commission has ordered the makers of Doan's Pills to run ads to correct misbeliefs resulting from their unsubstantiated claim that Doan's Pills are superior to other over-the-counter analgesics for treating back pain.
New Vision International, Inc., a multi-level marketing company that sells nutritional supplements, its affiliated company, NVI Promotions, L.L.C., and their principals, Jason P. Boreyko and Benson K. Boreyko (collectively "New Vision") have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that...
An administrative law judge has upheld Federal Trade Commission charges that ads claiming that Doan's pills are more effective in relieving back pain than other over-the-counter pain relievers are unsubstantiated and false. Judge Lewis F. Parker's order would bar Novartis Corporation and Novartis...
Commission action regarding applications for approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has ruled on an application for approval of a transaction from the following:
Marketers of some of the most popular exercise equipment on the market today have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they made exaggerated weight-loss claims in their infomercials or other product advertising. According to the FTC, touting the purported weight-loss benefits...
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to a final stipulated judgment and permanent injunction that brings to a close its pending lawsuit against Pantron I Corporation and its owner, Hal Z. Lederman. According to the FTC, Pantron and Lederman were pioneers of the program-length commercial or "...
Federal Trade Commission follow-up of its 1994 case against Eggland's Best, Inc. has led to another settlement with the company over the cholesterol-related claims it has made in marketing its eggs, and this time the settlement includes a civil penalty of $100,000. NW Ayer, Inc. also has agreed to...

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