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The FTC Directed 30 More Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported Claims That Their Products and Therapies Can Effectively Prevent or Treat COVID-19

The Federal Trade Commission announced that 30 more marketers nationwide have stopped making unsubstantiated claims that their products and therapies can prevent or treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Statement from FTC Acting Chairwoman Slaughter and Commissioner Chopra on 7-Eleven/Speedway Merger

Today Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Commissioner Rohit Chopra issued the following statement in response to the announcement by 7-Eleven’s parent company that it had pressed forward in its merger agreement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation during the...
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Multilateral Pharmaceutical Merger Task Force Seeks Public Input

Staff from the Federal Trade Commission, Canada’s Competition Bureau, the European Commission Directorate General for Competition, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division , and Offices of State Attorneys General has issued a notice seeking...
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FTC Returns Nearly $60 Million to Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction Who Were Allegedly Overcharged in Suboxone Film Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission is sending 51,875 payments totaling more than $59 million to consumers who were victims of an allegedly deceptive scheme by Reckitt Benckiser Group and Indivior, Inc. to thwart lower-priced generic competition with the branded drug Suboxone. The average payment amount...
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FTC Finalizes Settlement with Photo App Developer Related to Misuse of Facial Recognition Technology

The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with the developer of a photo app that allegedly deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated their accounts. In a complaint first announced in January 2021...

Coming Events

May 19

Ask Me Anything: Student Loan Repayment Scams

FTC will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on student loan repayment scams with experts from Federal Student Aid (FSA) and The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA). Join us: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/
Jul 27

PrivacyCon 2021

The FTC will host its sixth annual PrivacyCon on July 27, 2021. PrivacyCon 2021 will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends...
Nov 4
District Of Columbia

Fourteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will host the 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the...

Past Events

May 13

Cmr. Phillips participates in panel discussion titled “Blurred Regulatory Lines: Privacy, Competition and Consumer Protection Collide.”

Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will participate in a panel discussion titled “Blurred Regulatory Lines: Privacy, Competition and Consumer Protection Collide.” Register and join: https://iapp.org/store/webconferences/a0l1P00000EXnFjQAL/
May 11

Acting FTC Chair Slaughter joins Acting FCC Chair Rosenworcel and Acting CFPB Director Uejio as participant in NAAG Consumer Protection Spring Virtual Conference.

Acting FTC Chairwoman Slaughter will join Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Acting CFPB Director Dave Uejio as a participant in the National Association of Attorney’s General Consumer Protection Spring Virtual Conference. The event will be held virtually and open to the...
May 6

Cmr. Wilson participates in antitrust webinar hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will participate in an antitrust webinar hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held virtually and open to the public and media at: https://events.uschamber.com/antitrustmeetingseries-focusonconduct.