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Cosmetic Advertising is Misleading!

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We often use the phrase “puffery” to describe some of the claims made by cosmetic companies.  To help understand what we mean by that term, we’ve found an excellent reference from the Journal of Consumer Research. (Via ScienceDaily ) Authors Alison Jing Xu and Robert S. Wyer, Jr. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign define claims as puffery if they “purport to be of great importance but are actually inconsequential and often meaningless.” By this definition, claims based on technical details that are only valid to experts in the field but that are not necessarily perceived by the ...
and many other types of products. A subset of cosmetics is called "make-up," which refers primarily to colored products intended to alter the user’s appearance. Many manufacturers distinguish between decorative cosmetics and care cosmetics. The manufacture of cosmetics is currently dominated by a small number of multinational corporations that originated in the early 20th century, but the distribution and sale of cosmetics is spread among a wide range of different businesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates cosmetics in the United States 1 defines cosmetics as: "intended to be applied ...
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New Cosmetic Developments from Beverly Hills
A new booklet from a Harvard physician offers priceless tips and insider information on how to make sure a hospital visit makes you better, not worse. "Don't Leave the Hospital SICKER Than You Went In! A Doctor's 106 Tips for a Healthy and Safe Hospital Experience" by Gail Gazelle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, offers expert advice for everything from making the most of an emergency room visit to avoiding surgical mishaps to common issues surrounding medications, germs, and pain management. It includes an important section on the necessity of patient advocates for anyone who is hospitalized. Dr. Gazelle, citing an ... market research, surveys and trends
Talk to Your Doctor: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of ...
 Advertising is everywhere. That should come as no surprise to anyone who has lived in modern America. It is impossible to turn on the television, ride the subway, or even sort through the daily mail without coming across an ad for a new car, a soft drink, or the latest digital toy. These advertisements have only one goal: to entice you to buy their products. This is harmless enough when these ads refer to shoes, peanut butter, or shampoo. But what about drugs, especially prescription medications? Pharmaceutical companies and their hired advertising firms are increasingly marketing their wares directly to consumers and bypassing ... market research, surveys and trends

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Testing Cosmetics on Animals: An Idea Who's Time Has Gone
Despite tremendous progress in reducing animal testing in the assessment the safety of cosmetic products, it persists and there is no definitive end in sight. The reasons for this are not entirely clear because the major constituents, consumers, animal rights activists, and the corporations engaged in the testing all seem to want it to end. While the government still requires animal testing for drugs and other consumer products, there is no explicit requirement for the animal testing of cosmetics. The time is ripe for these constituencies to join forces and push for an outright ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals. Animal ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
GAO-03-177 Prescription Drugs: FDA Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer ...
Critics of DTC advertising contend that it is sometimes misleading ... the authority of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).2 The ..... advertising spending in 2000 accounted for 95 percent of all DTC .... about 170 million adults visited a physician in 2000; 8.5 million is 5 percent of 170 million. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Don't Buy Into the Hype: My Top Five Cosmetic Advertising Pet Peeves
Today, I'd like to share my top five cosmetic advertising pet peeves. This idea came to me while I was driving behind a super duper slow driver on Santa Monica Blvd. Seriously, the guy was going about 15 miles an hour in a 35 zone. In the left lane. I wanted to blast my horn at him, but I decided to be a good citizen and avoid any conflict. Fact is, I already road raged on a girl last week for blaring her horn at ME when I was trying to cross traffic at a blind intersection. But, nevertheless, this brought me to pet peeves. People who can't drive are on the top of my list. A close second is people who don't clean ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
FDA Tells Novartis That 'Facebook Sharing' Widget On Its Site Violates Drug Ad ...
Technology can certainly make for some interesting clashes with regulatory regimes. Social networking, for example, starts to bring up all sorts of questions about the fine line between certain regulated areas of advertising, and basic free speech communication issues. Eric Goldman points us to the news that the FDA is warning pharma giant Novartis (pdf) over its use of a "Facebook Share" widget on its site promoting the drug Tasigna (a leukemia drug). The specific complaint is that the "share" feature includes promotional material about Tasigna, but not all of the associated risks (and, as with so many ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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concerning misleading advertising and cosmetic products. ... determining whether advertising is misleading and minimum requirements for the means of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Key Legal Concepts: "Interstate Commerce," "Adulterated," and ...
"The introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of any food, drug, device, or cosmetic that is adulterated or misbranded" [FD&C Act, sec. 301(a); 21 U.S.C. 331(a)]. "The adulteration or misbranding of any food, drug, device or cosmetic in interstate commerce" [FD&C Act, sec. 301(b); 21 U.S.C. 331(b)]. "The receipt in interstate commerce of any food, drug, device, or cosmetic that is adulterated or misbranded, and the delivery or proffered delivery thereof for pay or otherwise"[FD&C Act, sec. 301(c); 21 U.S.C. 331(c)]. "The alteration, mutilation, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Identifying Misleading Advertising.
sary to prove that an ad is misleading. What matters is what .... both sets of ads appeared equally altered. To test whether this cosmetic alteration ...
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