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FTC Brings Action to Stop Marketer from Making Deceptive Opiate Addiction and Withdrawal Treatment Claims

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop a dietary supplement marketer from making misleading claims that its product can help treat and even cure people who are addicted to opiates, including prescription pain medications and illegal drugs such as heroin.

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Ginger Jin Named Director of FTC’s Bureau of Economics; Alison Oldale Named BE Deputy Director for Antitrust

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Professor Ginger Zhe Jin as Director of its Bureau of Economics, succeeding Francine Lafontaine, who is returning to the University of Michigan. She has also named Alison Oldale as the Bureau’s Deputy Director for Antitrust. “We are...
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Ohio Auto Dealers Settle FTC Charges That They Deceived Consumers By Failing to Disclose Key Lease Terms

Two Ohio auto dealers have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with advertisements that touted low monthly car lease payments but failed to disclose key terms of the offers. The FTC’s administrative complaint alleged that Progressive Chevrolet Company and...
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FTC To Host Data Security Conference in Seattle Feb. 9

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Seattle on Feb. 9, 2016 , on how companies can build security into their products and services. The event will have a particular focus on guidance for startups and early stage businesses about how to make security considerations a part...
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FTC Offers Top 10 Holiday Shopping Tips For Consumers, And Advice For Online Retailers

Whether you’re shopping by phone, mail or online this holiday season, the Federal Trade Commission offers 10 tips to help you shop wisely and save a few bucks, too. Need tips on making a shopping budget, comparing prices, taking advantage of rebates and layaway, and protecting your identity when...

Coming Events

Jan 14
District Of Columbia


The Federal Trade Commission will hold a conference on January 14, 2016 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and a range of government regulators, to discuss the latest research and...
Feb 9

Start with Security - Seattle

The FTC’s third “Start With Security” event will take place on February 9, 2016, in Seattle, Washington, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab and the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic.

Past Events

Nov 19
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Brill keynote address at Privacy and Net Neutrality Symposium

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will deliver the keynote address at the Privacy and Net Neutrality Symposium, co-hosted by the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) and the Georgetown Law Center for Privacy and Technology (CPT). Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave,...
Nov 18

Debt Collection Dialogue: A conversation between government and business

The Federal Trade Commission will host the third of its Debt Collection Dialogues in Atlanta, GA, on November 18, 2015. The FTC held the first Dialogue in Buffalo, NY, on June 15 and the second in Dallas, TX, on September 29.
Nov 18

Chwn. Ramirez remarks at 13th Competition Day Chile Fiscalia Nacional Eonomica

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will deliver remarks at 13th Competition Day Chile Fiscalia Nacional Eonomica, Casa Piedra Events Center, Santiago, Chile, 9:00 am CLT