November 12th, 2019
MADISON, CONN. November 12, 2019 – Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Neurocore, a “brain training” company with centers in Michigan and Florida. TINA.org’s investigation found that Neurocore is deceptively marketing its services to treat a number of medical conditions including autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and
November 12th, 2019
Unsubstantiated claims to treat ADHD, autism and depression are rampant in company’s marketing.
June 12th, 2019
Brain experts say save your money.
April 30th, 2019
Fake Business Insider reporter Brandt River strikes again.
March 4th, 2019
In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against BrainFM, Inc. (a web-based company that offers subscriptions for music streaming) for allegedly failing to adequately present the terms of its automatic renewal and continuous service offers resulting in subscribers being charged without their consent. (Rivera et al v. BrainFM, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-1217, C. D.
May 2nd, 2018
Neuroscientist questions the science behind brain training.
September 19th, 2017
August 2016: This lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed because the parties entered a confidential settlement agreement. December 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer for allegedly falsely advertising the Flintstones Healthy Brain Support supplement (a gummy, chewable supplement with DHA) as able to “Support Healthy Brain Function” without scientific evidence to support such claims. (Gershman
August 14th, 2017
August 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. March 2016: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in a false advertising class-action lawsuit against i-Health, Inc. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012 and amended in 2014, alleges that the company markets BrainStrong dietary supplements with DHA algal oil –
July 10th, 2017
New report finds problematic treatment claims associated with brain supplement products.
July 11th, 2016
May 2015: The named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action . The reasons have not been disclosed. October 2014: Another class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly falsely advertising Flintstone Healthy Brain Support, a dietary supplement containing Omega-3 DHA, as supporting healthy brain function without scientific evidence to support such claim. (Kaplan et al
June 7th, 2016
TINA.org finds that the marketing of Algal-900 DHA violates FTC order.
April 11th, 2016
“Light Up Your Drained Brain” claims challenged.
January 19th, 2016
Don’t let these better brain claims go to your head.
July 21st, 2015
U.S. Senators question FDA, retailers about supplements.
October 15th, 2014
December 2014: This action was voluntarily dismissed . The reasons have not been disclosed. October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bayer Healthcare for allegedly falsely advertising Flintstones Healthy Brain Support, a gummy-chewable dietary supplement containing DHA. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that the company misleadingly represents that taking the supplement supports “healthy brain function” without
January 6th, 2014
They don’t exist, warns FDA.
November 12th, 2019
TINA.org investigated the marketing of Michigan-based “brain training” company Neurocore, LLC, and determined that the company has been engaged in an ongoing deceptive marketing campaign. Specifically, the company claims that its neurofeedback sessions can treat numerous medical conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, migraines, memory loss, and insomnia, without competent and reliable scientific evidence to
November 3rd, 2019
FTC complaint also features deceptive health and income claims.
November 1st, 2019
December 2017: A federal judge certified a class of California consumers. For more information, go to https://www.prevagenproductsclassaction.com/. February 2017: Quincy Bioscience moved for an order staying the proceedings in this action pending the resolution of the lawsuit filed against it by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General in January 2017 (FTC et
October 21st, 2019
MLM becomes the first to have its ad claims referred to the FTC by direct selling self-regulatory program.