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Statement of Chair Lina M. Khan Joined by Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Commissioner Alvaro M. Bedoya Regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Negative Option Rule
Trade Regulation Rule on Impersonation of Government and Businesses; Notice of Informal Hearing
Procedures for Oversight of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Annual Budget
Sage Chemical, Inc. et al. v. Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al.
Public Workshop Examining Proposed Changes to the Ophthalmic Practice Rules (Eyeglass Rule)
Dalal A. Akoury d/b/a AWAREmed, et al., U.S. v.
In March 2023, the FTC took action under the Opioid Addiction Recovery Fraud Prevention Act, suing Dr. Dalal A. Akoury and a set of companies she controls that operate as AWAREmed Health & Wellness Resource Center, a medical clinic, for making a wide range of false or unsupported claims for addiction treatment services, cancer treatment services, and the treatment of other serious conditions. The proposed order settling the Commission’s complaint bars Dr. Akoury and her AWAREmed clinic from making such unsupported claims and requires her to pay a $100,000 civil penalty.
Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Christine S. Wilson In the Matter of Anchor Glass Container Corp
LCA-Vision Inc. d/b/a LasikPlus
In January 2023, the FTC issued an order requiring Ohio-based LCA-Vision, doing business as LasikPlus and Joffe MediCenter, to pay $1.25 million for using deceptive bait-and-switch advertising to trick consumers into believing they could have their vision corrected for less than $300. The order also bans the defendants from making the misrepresentations detailed in the complaint. The Commission approved the final consent order in March 2023.
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc./Black Knight, Inc., In the Matter of
Microsoft/Activision Blizzard, In the Matter of
The Federal Trade Commission authorized an administrative complaint against the proposed merger between Microsoft Corp. and Activision Blizzard, Inc., a video game developer that creates and publishes games such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch. Microsoft sells the Xbox gaming console and also offers a video game subscription service called Xbox Game Pass, as well as a cloud-based video game streaming service. The agency alleges that the deal would enable Microsoft to suppress competitors to its Xbox gaming consoles and its rapidly growing subscription and cloud-gaming business. An evidentiary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 2, 2023 at 10 a.m. ET before an Administrative Law Judge at the FTC’s headquarters at 600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Room 532.
BetterHelp, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Kaisa USA, Inc.
Epic Games, In the Matter of
Instant Brands LLC, In the Matter of
The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against Instant Brands, manufacturer of Pyrex-brand kitchen and home products, for falsely claiming that all its popular glass measuring cups were made in the United States during a time some measuring cups were imported from China. The FTC’s proposed order against Instant Brands would stop the company from making deceptive claims about products being “Made in USA” and require them to pay a monetary judgment.