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FTC: Sellers need proof for COVID treatment claims

Colleen Tressler
As part of its ongoing efforts to protect consumers from sellers of scam COVID-19 treatments, the FTC has sent 20 more warning letters to companies that claim their products can prevent, treat or cure
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Scammy PPE sellers exploit COVID-19 fears

Colleen Tressler
Last month, the FTC filed its first case against an online seller that failed to ship next-day personal protective equipment (PPE) as promised. Today, we have an update: the FTC is filing three more
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Health product claims and false guarantees

Lisa Lake
If you’re looking for help with chronic pain, you might come across over-the-counter devices promising powerful, drug-free relief. But sometimes device marketers make claims that are not backed by