News and Events

Featured Story

FTC Approves Final Order Barring Company from Making Unsubstantiated Claims Related to Products’ “Brain Training” Capabilities

Focus Education is barred from unsupported claims regarding Jungle Rangers’ ability to permanently improve children’s cognitive abilities, school performance, and behavior

Latest News

For Your Info

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to Participate in International Competition Network Conference in Sydney, Australia

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 14th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Sydney, Australia from April 28-May 1, 2015. At the conference,...
For Release

FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition in Generic Drug Market for Treating Dry Mouth and Biliary Cirrhosis

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Impax Laboratories Inc.’s acquisition of CorePharma, LLC would likely be anticompetitive. Under the order, first announced in March 2015 , the pharmaceutical companies have agreed to...
For Your Info

FTC Staff Expresses Concern that New York’s Certificate of Public Advantage Regulations Can Harm Competition

In a letter to the New York State Department of Health , Federal Trade Commission staff expressed concern that the New York State’s Certificate of Public Advantage regulations – which purport to provide antitrust immunity to certain approved health care collaboratives – are unnecessary because...
For Your Info

FTC and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Host Dialogue with Debt Collection Industry in Buffalo, NY

The Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the New York Attorney General will host an event on June 15, 2015, in Buffalo, New York, to discuss consumer protection issues with the debt collection industry. This will be the first of several “Debt Collection Dialogues” the FTC will hold around the...

Coming Events

May 19
Georgia

Obstacles to Economic Opportunity: A Joint Conference of the FTC and the NAACP Examining Frauds that Affect the African American Community

The Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference on Obstacles to Economic Opportunity, examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state...
May 19
Georgia

Scam Jam: An Evening to Empower Georgia Consumers

Join the FTC and NAACP Georgia’s Scam Jam to hear about scams that affect African American communities. Hear from experts how to spot, stop and report consumer scams – including imposter and wire transfer frauds, debt collection scams, mortgage refinance scams, business opportunity...
Jun 9
District Of Columbia

The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop to explore issues relating to emerging internet peer-to-peer platforms—often called the “sharing” economy—and the economic activity these platforms facilitate. The workshop will examine competition, consumer protection, and economic...

Past Events

Apr 24

Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will host the Colorado Common Ground Conference: Working Together to Protect Colorado Consumers. The conference will be on Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial...
Apr 21

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities

New America Media & the Federal Trade Commission invite you to an ethnic media news briefing:
Apr 16

Robocalls Twitter Chat

Have questions about the FTC’s challenges? Join our Twitter Chat to ask staff! Patty Hsue from the Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available for 60 minutes to answer your questions about DetectaRobo and Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back.Follow @FTC and use the hashtag #...