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FTC caved to corporate pressure from Google - released documents reveal cover-up

4/10/2015 - Years ago, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched a little search engine they called "Google," no doubt they were thinking big. But surely they could not have envisioned that someday, their company would grow to be so rich and powerful that it had the ability to influence the outcome of criminal investigations...

Pharmaceutical companies conspired to keep more affordable generic products off the market, FTC claims

9/9/2014 7:03:55 PM - Men who require testosterone replacement therapy have been deprived access to lower-cost, generic versions of the popular branded testosterone drug AndroGel in violation of the law, claims a new federal lawsuit. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing several major drug companies, including AbbVie...

Caught: L'Oreal forced to admit its anti-aging creams don't really work

7/8/2014 - Another cosmetics company, L'Oreal, has been forced to admit that claims about some of its women-oriented products are simply untrue. According to Britain's Daily Mail, the company has had to promise to federal regulators that it won't make any further claims that a pair of its popular anti-aging...

Why isn't the FTC prosecuting Healthcare.gov for false advertising and consumer fraud?

11/22/2013 - Say you were the CEO of a corporation who had spent years pitching a new product in development. Say you promised that the product would do certain things, would not do other things and would work a certain way. Say you build a website that would serve as the portal for your new product or service....

Kevin Trudeau ordered to surrender his passports as feds try to force $37 million in GIN refunds

6/25/2013 - Kevin Trudeau, the founder of the highly controversial Global Information Network (GIN), has been ordered by a federal court to surrender all his passports in order to ensure he does not leave the country. Trudeau currently has both a U.S. passport and an Italian passport. The following document...

FTC seeks band-aid solution for protection of consumer privacy

4/6/2012 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal government's chief consumer protection agency, has the right idea in wanting to crack down on the invasion of our privacy by companies who buy and sell our personal information, but the approach it has chosen to address the problem is more of a band-aid...

FTC lawsuit targets acai berry marketing ads that pose as legitimate product reviews

12/26/2011 9:01:04 PM - Earlier in the year, the Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) conducted an investigation into those tricky acai berry diet advertisements that lure web surfers into purchasing "free" or low-cost trials of weight loss supplements, only to have their credit cards charged for hundreds of dollars in "membership"...

FTC issues $22.5 million judgment against supplement companies for making weight loss claims about hoodia

11/11/2011 - Two supplement companies and the man in charge of operating both of them are the subjects of a lawsuit that was recently settled by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Food Safety News reports that the FTC imposed a $22.5 million judgment against David J. Romeo of Nutraceuticals International LLC...

Government raids, terrorizes Christian health ministry for not complying with unlawful demands

8/8/2011 - Speaking the truth about the curative properties of natural foods and herbs is considered illegal by the U.S. government. The "land of the free" simply does not tolerate freedom of health speech that goes against the group think of mainstream medicine, and millions of tax dollars are spent every year...

POM Wonderful faces FTC in court for making legitimate health claims about pomegranates

5/27/2011 - Last fall, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an attack against POM Wonderful, a California-based pomegranate juice company, for making legitimate, scientifically-backed claims about the health benefits of pomegranates and pomegranate juice. This week, administrative law judge Michael Chappell...

Mainstream media websites promoting Acai Berry Diet weight loss scam with "weird belly fat tips" ads

2/10/2011 - Over the last several months, the LA Times website and other mainstream media outlets have been running ads featuring text with messages like, "1 Trick of a Tiny Belly: Cut down a bit of your belly every day using this 1 weird old tip." A Consumer Wellness Center investigation (www.ConsumerWellness.com)...

Feds target pomegranate juice company for making legitimate health claims

10/1/2010 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is at it again in its crusade to censor the truth about the healing power of food from the general public. Its most recent attack against POM Wonderful, creators of the popular pomegranate juice sold in curvy bottles, is an attempt to muzzle not only free speech...

POM Wonderful under attack by FTC over truthful health claims

9/30/2010 - The FTC has never met a natural product it didn't want to destroy, it seems. They've gone after all sorts of natural foods like cherries, threatening to put companies out of business if they told the truth about the nutritional benefits of their products. They've even tried to criminalize a ministry...

Health freedom alert: Congressman Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill

4/30/2010 - Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most insidious: While no one was looking, he injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand the powers...

FDA, FTC threaten Dr. Weil over immune-boosting supplements for H1N1 swine flu (opinion)

10/22/2009 - In working to protect the business interests of vaccine manufactures, both the FDA and FTC have declared all-out war against any products that might offer consumers options other than vaccines. This week, that war against natural remedies reached the shores of Dr. Andrew Weil, who is perhaps the best-known...

FTC orders Daniel Chapter One to lie to customers about cancer remedies; ministry defends health freedom

9/3/2009 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is at war with online retailers of nutritional supplements and natural remedies, but it recently lost a major battle: Lane Labs, which has suffered under FTC and FDA tyranny for years, recently won a significant battle against the corrupt agency. After the FTC tried...

Ron Paul Introduces Three New Bills Designed to Restore Free Speech to Health

8/10/2009 - In recent years, numerous companies have been targeted, raided, and even shut down by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for making health claims about the products they sell. These federal agencies operate outside the realm of constitutional legitimacy and thus...

FTC Calls for Healthier Food Choices for Children

2/3/2009 - (NaturalNews)"Meaningful" nutrition-based standards need to be applied to all foods that are marketed specifically to children and adolescents, according to a report submitted to Congress by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). "Our study makes a path-breaking contribution to understanding how food...

Tyrannical FTC Threatens Christian Church with Imprisonment for Selling Dietary Supplements

1/13/2009 - The FTC has unleashed a new assault against both dietary supplements and religious freedoms by targeting a Christian church for termination. Through exclusive interviews and conversations with health freedom attorney Jim Turner (http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html), NaturalNews has learned...

FTC Launches Operation False Cures to Suppress Natural Cancer Remedies (opinion)

9/18/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today launched "Operation False Cures," a coordinated scheme to censor natural cancer remedies and financially destroy companies offering them for sale. In doing so, the FTC joins the criminals at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who currently operate an...

FTC sues Kevin Trudeau over weight loss claims while ignoring Big Pharma monopoly pricing

9/21/2007 - Kevin Trudeau, author of the super popular "Natural Cures" books, has once again been sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This time, it's not about coral calcium and cancer; it's about weight loss claims made in the marketing of his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About." According...

FTC sues makers of diet pills for false claims; ignores Big Pharma's false claims

1/9/2007 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that it had settled with four weight loss pill companies for more than $25 million over complaints the companies had made false, unsubstantiated health claims for their products. Marketers of four products -- Xenadrine EFX, CortiSlim, TrimSpa...

FTC demands junk food companies disclose money spent marketing to children

10/25/2006 - The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it may soon require food and beverage manufacturers to release detailed information on their expenditures for marketing to children and adolescents. Before the demand can be made of firms, the FTC must subject the proposal to public comments, the deadline...

FDA, FTC have joined forces to remove natural diabetes treatments from the web using campaign of "threat letters," says health advocate

10/23/2006 - According to a newsletter on the FDA website, the agency has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission and similar agencies in Canada and Mexico to form the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), in order to quash "deceptive" internet ads for cures or treatments for diabetes. "The...

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