Results for "brain"

Quincy Bioscience’s Prevagen

September 30th, 2019

In July 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Quincy Bioscience for allegedly falsely advertising that the dietary supplement Prevagen improves memory within 90 days and supports “Healthy Brain Function,” “Sharper Mind,” and “Clearer Thinking” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement does not provide the advertised benefits. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations


Dry Farm Wines

August 26th, 2019

Drinking low alcohol wines to avoid a hangover? Here’s why that doesn’t work.


Bulletproof Coffee

August 14th, 2019

If you take your coffee with a stick of butter, be wary of miracle health claims.


Bulletproof Cold Brew Coffee

August 8th, 2019

August 2019: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint adding allegations that the company misleadingly claims that the products contain “0g Sugar” without also disclosing that they are not low in calories, in violation of federal regulations. The amended complaint also omits the Rainforest Alliance certification allegations. May 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Bulletproof 360


Prevagen Dietary Supplement

May 30th, 2019

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Quincy Bioscience for allegedly falsely marketing that the dietary supplement Prevagen will “improve memory” and support a “sharper mind,” “clearer thinking,” and “healthy brain function” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement does not improve memory and has no effect on the brain. (Plaintiffs amended their complaint


Comment at FDA Public Meeting on Dietary Supplements

May 23rd, 2019

Comment made by TINA.org executive director, Bonnie Patten at the FDA’s public meeting on Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements held on May 16, 2019. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments today on behalf of Truth in Advertising. TINA.org is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that works to out, stop and prevent deceptive marketing.


Quincy Bioscience’s Prevagen Supplement

May 13th, 2019

April 2019: The Spath case was transferred to a court in New York. (Case No. 19-cv-3521, S. D. NY.) October 2018: The parties agreed to consolidate this case with Vanderwerff v. Quincy Bioscience (Case No. 17-cv-784, D. NJ.), which will be the lead case. August 2018: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Quincy Bioscience for


Ginkgold® Products

January 14th, 2019

December 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s decision to grant summary judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings. Click here to read the decision. (Case No. 17-5261, 9th Cir.) February 2017: A federal judge granted the companies’ motion for summary judgment finding that plaintiff did not establish that she


Crio Bru

January 9th, 2019

Brewed cacao beverage poses more questions than it answers.


Bang Energy Drinks

November 28th, 2018

A class-action lawsuit was filed against VPX Sports and its founder for allegedly falsely advertising Bang® energy drinks. Among other things, the complaint which was originally filed in September 2018 and later amended in November 2018, alleges that: The company represents that the ingredients in the energy drinks – specifically, Super Creatine, Branched Amino Acids


Juul

October 29th, 2018

FDA zeros in on e-cigarette company’s marketing of flavors and their appeal to youth in an effort to curb underage use.


U.S. Cancer Centers Deceptive Testimonials Database

October 22nd, 2018

TINA.org conducted a review of patient testimonials used to promote the 50 cancer treatment centers in the U.S. that spent the most money on advertising in 2017. Our results revealed that, of the cancer centers still in business in 2018, 43 out of 48 – or 90% – deceptively used patient testimonials in their marketing


Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center

October 22nd, 2018

A TINA.org investigation revealed that numerous cancer centers in the U.S. are deceptively using patient testimonials in their marketing materials, that is, testimonials that promote anecdotal, atypical patient results without clearly and conspicuously disclosing what the generally expected results for a patient in a similar situation would be. Moreover, within this sampling of deceptive testimonials


Ohio State University Database

October 22nd, 2018

A TINA.org investigation revealed that numerous cancer centers in the U.S. are deceptively using patient testimonials in their marketing materials, that is, testimonials that promote anecdotal, atypical patient results without clearly and conspicuously disclosing what the generally expected results for a patient in a similar situation would be. Moreover, within this sampling of deceptive testimonials


Methodist Cancer Care Center Database

October 22nd, 2018

A TINA.org investigation revealed that numerous cancer centers in the U.S. are deceptively using patient testimonials in their marketing materials, that is, testimonials that promote anecdotal, atypical patient results without clearly and conspicuously disclosing what the generally expected results for a patient in a similar situation would be. Moreover, within this sampling of deceptive testimonials


Smilow Cancer Hospital Database

October 22nd, 2018

A TINA.org investigation revealed that numerous cancer centers in the U.S. are deceptively using patient testimonials in their marketing materials, that is, testimonials that promote anecdotal, atypical patient results without clearly and conspicuously disclosing what the generally expected results for a patient in a similar situation would be. Moreover, within this sampling of deceptive testimonials


Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Database

October 22nd, 2018

A TINA.org investigation revealed that numerous cancer centers in the U.S. are deceptively using patient testimonials in their marketing materials, that is, testimonials that promote anecdotal, atypical patient results without clearly and conspicuously disclosing what the generally expected results for a patient in a similar situation would be. Moreover, within this sampling of deceptive testimonials



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