Homeopathic drugs held to same standards by the FTC

In late September 2015, the FTC hosted a one-day public workshop, titled “Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising.”  The workshop explored advertising for over-the-counter (“OTC”) homeopathic drugs.  The workshop included several panel discussions.  The topics explored by the panel discussions touched on issues such as the current state of the homeopathic market, advertising for homeopathic products, consumer […]

FTC hosts consumer disclosures workshop

In mid-September, the FTC hosted a workshop over consumer disclosures.  The workshop, “Putting Disclosures to the Test,” was “aimed at encouraging and improving the evaluation and testing of consumer disclosures by industry, academics, and the FTC,” the FTC said in a May 2016 press release announcing the workshop.  The FTC has said that “[e]ffective disclosures […]

FTC Staff Recaps Online Lead Generation Workshop

Chances are you have been asked to submit your personal or financial information in order to find out about a particular product or service you searched for online.  However, you may not have realized that your personal and financial information may have then been shared with a number of online marketing companies before it reached […]

Solar energy: the FTC’s next target

Every few months, the FTC hosts a workshop that raises issues of competition and consumer protection within a particular industry.  Generally, following these workshops, the FTC begins to pursue actions against companies focused on by the earlier workshop.  It is almost as if the FTC’s workshops serve as a warning that the FTC is about […]