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Dietary Supplement Advertising Cases

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Some of us remember when parents would chase their children out to play in the sun, with no protection other than play clothes.  Today, the Federal Trade Commission tells us overexposure to the sun’s invisible rays – ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) – can cause skin damage. The damage can be immediate and long-term, with effects ranging from sunburn, rashes, and cell and tissue damage to premature wrinkling and skin cancer. Indeed, many skin changes that often are identified with aging actually result from damage by too much sun. . .To help reduce your risk of skin damage from sunlight, try to ...
Dietary Supplement Claims at POS Roles and Responsibilities
The mainstream media coverage of the May Senate Hearing on Capitol Hill gave the incorrect impression no rules exists when it comes to marketing dietary supplements. But in fact, as with all industries, dietary supplement advertising claims are required by law to be truthful, not misleading and substantiated with adequate evidence. Further, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) established general boundaries on permissible claims for supplements. Claims to treat, prevent or cure a disease are not permitted, and under the law, such claims render the product an unapproved drug, subject to various civil and ... market research, surveys and trends
Progressive Radio Network :: The Thinking Person's Forum - Health ...
Career bureaucrats and pharmaceutical industry insiders appear quite content to use an old trick to further their agenda against dietary supplements. Sun Tzu said in The Art of War , “When your enemy has the superior position, use misdirection to throw them into disarray.” The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 established the right of access to nutritional supplements for health-conscious citizens, as well as guidelines for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate dietary supplements. Furthermore, the FDA published comprehensive regulations for Current Good Manufacturing Practices ... market research, surveys and trends


Nutraceutical companies give boost to Wall Street IPO and M&A ...
Financiers have discovered what the industry knew all along: Economic hard times have not been bad for makers and sellers of wellness products. People are willing to forgo luxuries, even new cars and homes, but not their health. As a result, the supplement industry has weathered the recession much better than automakers and homebuilders. Witness the recent spurt in money-driven deals in the nutraceutical industry: Inc. is going public with an offering 11 million shares at $11 to $13 per share. The company will trade on Nasdaq under the symbol VITC. The online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Viewpoints on FDA: Enforcement
Aug 13, 2009 ... This is down from 56 percent just five years ago. .... defendants ordered to pay almost $70 million in consumer redress); ... See, e.g., FTC, Dietary Supplement Advertising Cases 1984-July 15, 2003, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Nestle, Iovate Settle with FTC
announced two settlements related to deceptive advertising claims, one for a major food product and the other with a dietary supplement firm. Both companies were charged with making deceptive claims relating to immune health; the supplement company also faced charges of unsupported weight loss claims. In the first settlement, a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., the world’s largest food company, agreed to drop advertising claims for its children’s drink BOOST Kid Essentials. FTC charged that Nestle HealthCare Nutrition (HCN) made deceptive claims related to the product’s ability to prevent upper respiratory tract infections in children, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Does the FTC really protect consumers?
Nestle Nutrition Launches Boost(R) Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered Nestle to stop claiming the the Boost drinks benefit children's health. PRNewsFoto/ Nestle HealthCare Nutrition Enlarge By S.M. Oliva , Guest blogger / July 15, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission will order Nestlé to cease making claims about the health benefits of a drink marketed to children. The FTC appears less concerned with protecting consumers from fraud than with protecting and expanding the federal government’s monopoly over food-and-drug-related speech, as the Commission’s own ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Sep 18, 2006 ... Internet advertising. NAD opens cases following complaints from ... “Increased levels of review of dietary supplement advertising serve an ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Dietary Supplement Advertising Cases - Supplement Cases
Wellquest International, Inc., Eddie Mishan, Tony Hoffman Productions, Inc., Anthony Hoffman, and Mark J. Buchfuhrer, Defendants and Jeffrey Mishan, Steven Mishan, Al Mishan, Isaac Mishan, and Morris Mishan, Relief Defendants; Civ. Action No. CV 03-5002 PA(RNBx) (C.D. Cal.) (filed 7/15/03) Stipulated Final Order for Permanent Injunction and Settlement of Claims for Monetary Relief As To Wellquest, Mishan, THPI, and the Relief Defendants. Complaint alleged false and unsubstantiated claims for "Bloussant," sold for breast enhancement; "EnerX," sold for men's virility, and "D-Snore," sold to relieve snoring. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Welcome to USC Master's of Regulatory Science
The growing importance of “healthy foods” in today’s society has resulted in a growth of regulations governing foods, functional foods and dietary supplements. These rules vary substantially amongst different countries of the world. Students will examine the differing rules governing traditional foods, functional foods and dietary supplements in the US. They will consider the impact of recent scientific advances, social pressures and new communication channels, such as the internet, on the development of regulatory policy. The ...
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Google Answers: Minimum Advertised Pricing $100
I am looking for some information on Federal anti-trust rules regarding ?Minimum Advertised Pricing? policies between companies and independent distributors. Here is the background: I am an independent distributor in a very large network marketing company that promotes a unique dietary supplement. This company has been around for several years, with tens of millions (USD) per month in gross sales, and has a virtual monopoly on their unique supplement. The company allows distributors to have a personal website to promote/sell the product. I personally have a website that actively markets the dietary ...
Whats the best supplement for getting ripped? - Yahoo! Answers
Hi guys. I'm currently taking Max's Hydrophase+ (it came free with my gym membership), but a friend of mine mentioned that Max's in general isnt a very good supplement supplier. He does work for a rival supplement group lol so I'm somewhat doubting his advice. So to sup up, what supplement would you say is the best for getting cut up? And is Max's a particularly bad one? Thanks ^^ There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . The Real Deal Behind Diet Pills… Diet ...