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June 6th, 2013

According to a warning letter from the FDA, the Danish company, SmartPractice, promoted an allergic contact dermatitis test kit called T.R.U.E. Test® without adequate potential risk information, including that the product could cause burning, irritation, and acute allergic reactions. The FDA has requested that SmartPractice stop using its misleading promotional materials immediately, and submit a plan

In Your Face

May 10th, 2013

Check out claims, outcomes of stem cell facelifts before undergoing costly procedure.

LASIK Providers Unclear on Risks

January 4th, 2013

The FDA sent warning letters to four LASIK providers for promoting the procedure on their websites without adequate warning about the risks involved.

Drug Companies Pushing Prescription Pills in Ads

December 6th, 2012

The polio vaccine, penicillin, open-heart surgery, magnetic resonance imaging, chemotherapy, Zoloft, LASIK, statins, heck, even Viagra have all contributed to the advancement of modern medicine. We’ve come a long way from leech therapy, opium tinctures, and the age of ineffective and dangerous “snake oil” therapeutics.  Or have we? The truth is that we still face

Scareware Suit Settled but Consumers Don’t Really Win

March 27th, 2012

A little over a year after being sued for “falsely identify[ing] computer problems and characteriz[ing] them as “severe” in an attempt to scare consumers into purchasing its software,” Ascentive, the owner of, has agreed to pay $9.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that Ascentive offered “free” (don’t say we haven’t

Federal Laws Governing Ads

October 1st, 2011

There are many federal laws that regulate advertisements in some way or another.  We’ve listed some of the key provisions below, along with a snapshot of what each law says: *This page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice.  If you have a question or concern, please consult with a

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