Results for "medical device"

Lifewatch Medical Devices

June 7th, 2018

December 2016: This action was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement that resolved the individual claims. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. May 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that numerous Lifewatch companies involved in the marketing and selling of medical alert devices and monitoring services use deceptive business


It’s Not Just a Phone, It’s a Medical Device

January 26th, 2012

Close to 15,000 people were duped into buying phone apps that were touted as curing acne.  Using deceptive advertising, the marketers of two different apps were able to convince acne sufferers that the health of their skin would improve by resting their mobile devices against their skin for minutes a day while light shone from


Neurolumen

September 5th, 2018

Brochure for medical device targeted military members with illegal claims to treat PTSD, among other diseases.


Food and Drug Administration

January 10th, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency that is responsible for protecting public health through regulation and supervision of several different types of products, including food products, tobacco products, medications, medical devices, dietary…


The Good Feet Store

July 28th, 2020

Customer testimonials aren’t a good fit for claims that shoe inserts address medical conditions like plantar fasciitis.


Vivoo

May 19th, 2020

TINA.org digs into wellness app’s claims to track immunity, among other things, via urinalysis.


Summary of Action

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


California Regulators Crack Down on Goop After TINA.org Complaint

September 5th, 2018

MADISON, CONN. September 5, 2018 – Acting on a complaint filed by ad watchdog, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), California regulators have reached a stipulated final judgment with Goop for using unsubstantiated health claims to market products, including its Jade Egg, Rose Quartz Egg and Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend. The action by the California Food, Drug, and


Gwyneth Paltrow

October 24th, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow   Shameful Act: The actress finds herself on TINA.org’s radar for claiming (without proper scientific evidence) that products from her Goop health and lifestyle line can treat a variety of diseases. From crystals for treating infertility to perfume for alleviating anxiety, illegal health claims abound on the Goop website. Penalty: TINA.org reported these



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