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Y. S. Health Corp

Published on September 24th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Y.S. Health Corp for making drug claims in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Y.S. Health Corp is also under scrutiny for its manufacturing practices. Y.S. ... Read More


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Tylenol

Published on September 23rd, 2013 by TINA

A new in-depth report by ProPublica and This American Life is questioning Tylenol's safety and labeling. ... Read More


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L’Oréal Mascara

Published on September 19th, 2013 by TINA

has recommended that L’Oréal discontinue the use of eyelash inserts in advertisements that make “quantified performance claims” (e.g., 50% more volume) or prominently disclose their use. NAD investigated two L’Oréal mascaras to determine if it could ... Read More


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Metagenics

Published on September 11th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has sent a warning letter to health supplement company Metagenics for selling “medical foods” in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Metagenics sold several foods and food supplements advertised to help with ... Read More


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Lumina Health Products

Published on August 28th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Lumina Health Products for selling several of its supplements with misleading advertising and unfounded treatment claims. The products under scrutiny are CELLFOOD, CELLFOOD Natural Weight Loss Formula, CELLFOOD SAM-e ... Read More


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Nivea Vital Cream

Published on August 28th, 2013 by TINA

The has upheld a complaint concerning a Nivea Vital moisturizing cream advertisement. The ad featured two women, one younger and one older, and claimed to help reduce the signs of aging. The complaint alleged that the ... Read More


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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Published on August 20th, 2013 by TINA

Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the largest foie gras producer in the U.S., has agreed to remove the word “humane” from its advertising and website as a result of a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense ... Read More


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Marie Claire Features Content Sponsored by NFL

Published on August 16th, 2013 by TINA

The September issue of Marie Claire features a 16-page insert called “The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Football.” Like a lot of magazine content, it doesn’t look sponsored, but it is. The NFL paid to have the ... Read More


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Rebranded Drugs

Published on August 13th, 2013 by TINA

Some drugs are the same except for their names and packaging. For example: Sarafem, marketed as a treatment for Premenstrual Dysphoria Disorder, is the same drug as Prozac, marketed as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. ... Read More


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PETA

Published on August 7th, 2013 by TINA

That is one tough-looking toddler, but the ASA bans ad that claims eating meat increases risk of cancer. ... Read More


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Oracle

Published on August 5th, 2013 by TINA

Oracle made over-the-top claims in a series of ads comparing its line of computer products to IBM’s line. recommended in 2012 that Oracle modify its advertisements after IBM challenged the ads and Oracle was unable to ... Read More


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No VOC Claims

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

Three mattress companies have settled with the FTC over claims that their mattresses do not contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are emitted gases that may be harmful to health in high levels. According to ... Read More


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Starbucks Verismo Coffee System

Published on July 26th, 2013 by TINA

Starbucks advertised its Verismo at-home coffee system as making “coffeehouse quality lattes…” or “Lattes … made to cafe standard… ,” though presumably without acoustic folk-rock CDs and a coffee cup with “Sven” written on it after ... Read More


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Postal Jobs Scam

Published on July 18th, 2013 by TINA

The FTC has settled with a federal job scam operation and banned them from selling employment products or services. The charges were part of a crackdown on scams called Operation Lost Opportunity. According to the FTC, ... Read More


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Chobani Yogurt

Published on July 18th, 2013 by TINA

Chobani Yogurt has come under scrutiny from an activist group over its use of GMOs. Green America is criticizing the yogurt manufacturer for using dairy from GMO-fed cows while using terms like “real” and “natural” in ... Read More


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FTC Approves Changes to EnergyGuide Labels

Published on July 17th, 2013 by TINA

The has announced that EnergyGuide labels on appliances will be updated to reflect new Department of Energy testing standards. There will be new labels for refrigerators and clothes washers, and updated energy comparison information on other ... Read More


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