Category Archives: FTC

FTC Suffers New Setback in RCT Crusade

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) relentless push to establish a legal requirement of drug-level testing for dietary supplements, initiated by the pro-regulatory Obama FTC, appears to be continuing unabated under the supposedly more deregulatory policies of the Trump Administration and … Continue reading

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Congress Codifies ‘Gag Order’ on Consumer Review ‘Gag Clauses’

In an October 2015 post – “FTC Obtains ‘Gag Order’ Against ‘Gag Clauses’” – I wrote about a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action that shut down Roca Labs (RL), a weight-loss supplement company, for deceptive advertising and for sneakily inserting a “gag clause” in … Continue reading

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Negative Option Remains Prime Enforcement Target at Trump FTC

When Acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Maureen Ohlhausen – who nine months into the Trump administration perhaps can claim the title of de facto permanent chair – took over the reins of the agency, she announced that after years of hyper-regulation … Continue reading

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