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FTC Takes Action Against Dietary Supplement Marketers, Settles With Operators of Alleged Work-From-Home SPAM Scheme

Contempt Action Against Dietary Supplement Marketers FTC lawyers require that dietary supplement marketers possess a “reasonable basis” for making representations pertaining to the purported health benefits of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.  More specifically, marketers must possess “competent and reliable scientific evidence.” The Federal Trade Commission also requires that marketers comply with stipulated

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5 Takeaways from FTC’s Recent Disclosure Guidance for Social Media Influencers

5 Takeaways from FTC’s Recent Disclosure Guidance for Social Media Influencers

The Federal Trade Commission recently released “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers.”  The guidance is accompanied by informational videos and emphasizes the agency’s commitment to enforcing compliance with the Endorsement Guides. The publication is specifically directed at social media and online influencers.  It should be of interest to brands, agencies used

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FTC Sends Warning Letters to Companies Advertising CBD-Infused Products

FTC Sends Warning Letters to Companies Advertising CBD-Infused Products

The Federal Trade Commission aggressively investigates and enforces health-related advertising claims. On September 10, 2019, FTC lawyers announced that warning letters have been sent to three companies that sell oils, tinctures, capsules, “gummies” and creams containing cannabidiol, a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. According to the FTC, each company has

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