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We are pleased that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has released its new monograph, Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Tar Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. We understand that this monograph represents the first step in the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS...
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce's (Commerce) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today released a report they prepared jointly at the request of Congress regarding the benefits and burdens of the "reasonable demonstration" requirement...
On behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") today filed a civil penalty complaint and proposed consent decree against Creative Publishing International ("CPI"), a Minnesota publisher of "how-to" books. As part of the proposed consent decree, CPI has agreed to pay $...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has been approved as a "safe harbor" program under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Safe harbor programs are industry self-regulatory guidelines that, if adhered to,...
An Internet business that bragged about the "high quality" of the templates it sold to help produce false identity documents has been ordered to halt the sales by a U. S. District Court at the request of the Federal Trade Commission. "False identification templates . . . are used to facilitate...
The Federal Trade Commission and the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry and United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading announced today that representatives of the three organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate enhanced law enforcement cooperation in the...
Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs What Consumers Stand To Gain and Lose A Public Conference on the Information Consumers Need to Evaluate Weight Loss Products and Programs Report of the Presiding Panel
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...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the second part of its report on online profiling by network advertisers. The Commission unanimously applauded the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) for developing an innovative self-regulatory proposal which addresses the privacy concerns consumers have...
In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission, Toysmart.com ("Toysmart") has agreed to settle charges the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misrepresenting to consumers that personal information would never be shared with third parties and then disclosing, selling, or...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced today that representatives of both commissions have signed two agreements to facilitate enhanced law enforcement cooperation in the consumer protection area between the United States and...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Toysmart.com, LLC, and Toysmart.com, Inc., a failed Internet retailer of children's toys, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts seeking injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the sale of confidential...
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 today issued a staff working paper examining how its own consumer protection rules and guides -- many of which were developed long before "dot com" became a household phrase -- apply to advertising and sales on the Internet.

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