Results for "brain"

Y. S. Health Corp

September 24th, 2013

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. Health Corp manufactures and markets an arthritis remedy called Arth 2000+ Cream. Examples of labeling claims on this product

Is the New Cool a Smokeless Smoke?

September 18th, 2013

All the cool kids are doing it, but are e-cigs a less harmful alternative or just a new way to get addicted to nicotine?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

August 23rd, 2013

Oxygen is good for you. So it follows that lots of oxygen must be great for you, right? A hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which allows your body to take in three times the oxygen it normally can, must be a cure-all for “Autism, Lyme Disease, Near Drowning, Recovery from Plastic Surgery, Stroke,” and “Traumatic Brain Injury”,

How Life Works

July 29th, 2013

This is not an ad alert for life in general — life’s not fair, get over it. But we at are trying to make the ads a little more fair. So this is instead an ad alert for “How Life Works,” an advertorial website that advertises on other websites. Wrap your mind around that.


July 22nd, 2013

Lumosity will pay $2 million back to customers to settle federal charges it deceived consumers with unfounded claims that its brain games could help improve mental performance.

Procera AVH

November 28th, 2012

In early 2012, a class action was filed asserting that Brain Research Labs falsely marketed Procera AVH as improving brain function.  Procera AVH was primarily sold through direct marketing channels.  (O’Brien, et al. v. Brain Research Labs, LLC, Case No. 2:12-cv-00204-FSH-PS, D.C.NJ.) Update:  In May 2012, the court preliminary approved the settlement of this case. 

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats

November 28th, 2012

After agreeing to settle FTC charges that it violated federal law by falsely marketing its Frosted Mini-Wheats as “clinically shown to improve kids’ attentiveness by nearly 20%,” Kellogg was hit with a class-action lawsuit in 2009 that closely mirrored the FTC’s claims of deceptive marketing.  (Dennis, et al. v. Kellogg Co., Case No. 3:09-cv-01786-IEG (WMC),

Seeking the Truth in Food Labels

July 3rd, 2012

When cruising down the aisle of your favorite local supermarket, you may depend greatly on the packaging and labeling when deciding what food and beverage items or brands to buy.  You might expect the labels to be accurate and truthful but, unfortunately, they can often be misleading and deceptive. Names and Pictures Companies enjoy a

Smelling Your Path to Weight Loss?

December 8th, 2011

We all know that pixie dust sprinkled on and around your body can make you fly, so why not a magic tastant crystal that you sniff to lose weight without diet or exercise? (A tastant is a substance that stimulates your sense of taste.) Dr. Alan Hirsch purports to have created just that – a

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