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Regulatory/FDA

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Promotion of Unapproved “Cures” Abounds

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Promotion of Unapproved “Cures” Abounds

May 4, 2020 – An important part of protecting the public health during the COVID-19 pandemic is making sure that the marketing of treatments or remedies that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the virus is stopped before consumers waste their money or potentially are harmed by these products. […]

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Regulatory/FDA

FDA Streamlines COVID-19 Product Pathways, Continues to Crack Down on Misleading Claims

FDA Streamlines COVID-19 Product Pathways, Continues to Crack Down on Misleading Claims

April 13, 2020 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 in new ways that streamline product review and policy approaches, while also ensuring that entities promoting unapproved products that claim to be effective against the virus do not go unchecked. Last week, the FDA and the Federal Trade […]

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Regulatory/FDA

FDA and FTC: Coronavirus Products Are Fraudulent, Could Delay Treatment

FDA and FTC: Coronavirus Products Are Fraudulent, Could Delay Treatment

March 16, 2020 – Amid rising concerns over “Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19), the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission took action last week against seven companies for selling fraudulent COVID-19 products. The regulators sent Warning Letters to the companies because these products “are unapproved drugs that pose significant risks to patient […]

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General

FTC Flexes Enforcement Muscles, Joins FDA in Cracking Down on Alzheimer’s Claims

FTC Flexes Enforcement Muscles, Joins FDA in Cracking Down on Alzheimer’s Claims

Feb. 19, 2019 – In a move that “merits industry attention,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that it had joined the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in enforcement actions against three companies advertising that their products can treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to a Feb. 11 post by Lesley Fair, senior attorney, […]

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DTC Advertising

Ad Agency on Hook for $2 Million for Deceptive Weight-loss Promotions

Ad Agency on Hook for $2 Million for Deceptive Weight-loss Promotions

Feb. 12, 2018 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General announced a $2 million settlement Feb. 6 against Marketing Architects Inc., an ad agency that “created and disseminated allegedly deceptive radio ads for weight-loss products marketed by its client, Direct Alternatives,” according to the FTC. Marketing Architects also provided interactive voice […]

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