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New: Now you can get consumer information from the FTC two ways: Click on TEXT or PDF for written information or click on TEXT, RAM or MP3 for an audio file that features one minute of related information from Shirley Rooker, director of WTOP's Call for Action.

Consumer Information

  • Aging Parents and Adult Children Together (A/PACT) [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Avoiding the Muscle Hustle: Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Basik Lasik: Tips on Lasik Eye Surgery [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Biothreats - Are Claims To Treat Really Just A Trick? [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Can Anti-Snoring Claims Be Cause for Alarm? [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Cigars: No Such Thing As a Safe Smoke [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Diet & Fitness [TEXT]

  • Generic Drugs: Saving Money at the Pharmacy [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Guide to the Federal Trade Commission [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Health Spas: Exercise Your Rights [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Health Clubs (audio) [TEXT] [RAM] [MP3]

  • Health Club Contracts (audio) [TEXT] [RAM] [MP3]

  • Home-Use Tests For HIV Can Be Inaccurate, FTC Warns [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Indoor Tanning [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Lotions and Potions: The Bottom Line About Multilevel Marketing Plans [TEXT] [PDF]

  • 'Miracle' Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism [TEXT] [PDF]

  • More Than Once Upon a Mattress: Used Bedding Labeling Rules [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Offers to Treat Biological Threats: What You Need to Know [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Operation CURE-ALL [TEXT]

  • Paunch Lines: Weight Loss Claims Are No Joke For Dieters [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Project Waistline Campaign [TEXT]

  • Promotions for Kids' Dietary Supplements Leave a Sour Taste [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Protecting Kids from the Sun [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Pump Fiction [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Rx for Products that Claim to Prevent SARS? A Healthy Dose of Skepticism [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Setting Goals for Healthy Weight Loss [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Sound Advice on Hearing Aids [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Sun-Protective Clothing: Wear It Well [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Sunscreens and Sun-Protective Clothing [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Test Your Supplement Savvy [TEXT] [PDF]

  • The Truth About Impotence Treatment Claims [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Tipping the Scales? Weight-Loss Ads Found Heavy on Deception [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Top Ten Dot Cons: Consumer Information [TEXT]

  • Vision Correction Procedures [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Weight Loss: Finding a Weight Loss Program That Works for You [PDF]

  • Weight Loss Scams (audio) [TEXT] [RAM] [MP3]

  • Who Cares: Sources of Info About Health Care Products and Services [TEXT] [PDF]

Business Information

  • Dietary Supplements: An Advertising Guide for Industry [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Dietary Supplements Advertising Cases (1984 - July 15, 2003) [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Deception in Weight-Loss Advertising Workshop: Seizing Opportunities and Building Partnerships to Stop Weight-Loss Fraud
    A federal trade commission staff report (December 2003)
    [PDF]

  • Red Flag: A Reference Guide for Media on Bogus Weight Loss Claim Detection [PDF]

  • Refractive Eye Surgery Advertising: Guidance for Marketers [TEXT]

  • Voluntary Guidelines for Providers of Weight Loss Products or Services [TEXT] [PDF]

  • Weight Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends
    A federal trade commission staff report (September 2002) [PDF]

Rules and Acts

  • Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 [TEXT]

Staff Comments and Letters

  • FTC Staff Comment on Draft Report of the Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels [TEXT]

  • FDA/FTC Joint Letter on PRK [TEXT]

  • FTC Staff Comment on FDA Proposed Rule on Statements Made for Dietary Supplements [TEXT]

  • Staff Report: Revised Federal Trade Commission, Justice Department Policy [TEXT]

  • Statements on Health Care Antritrust Enforcement (8/96) [TEXT] [PDF]

Workshops

  • Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Stand To Gain and Lose [TEXT]

  • FTC Weight Loss Advertising Workshop [TEXT]

Business Resources

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En Español

  • Afirmaciones sobre Curas "Milagrosas": Añada una Dosis de Escepticismo [TEXT] [PDF]
    'Miracle' Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism

  • Amenazas Biológicas - ¿Serán las promesas de tratamiento puro engaño? [TEXT] [PDF]
    Biothreats - Are Claims to Treat really just a trick?

  • Bandera Roja: Afirmaciones Falsas Sobre Pérdida de Peso
    Una Guía de Referencia para los Medios de Comunicación en Cómo Detectar Afirmaciones Falsas Sobre Pérdida de Peso.
    [TEXT]
    Red Flag: A Reference Guide for Media on Bogus Weight Loss Claim Detection

  • Cómo Evitar un Gasto Musculoso: Consejos para Comprar Equipos de Ejercicios Físicos [TEXT]
    Avoiding the Muscle Hustle: Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment

  • Dieta y Bienestar [TEXT]
    Diet & Fitness Web site

  • ¿Peleado con la Balanza? Los Anuncios para Bajar de Peso Pueden Ser un Engaño Pesado [PDF]
    Tipping the Scales? Weight-Loss Ads Found Heavy on Deception

  • Promesas Milagrosas [PDF]
    Amazing Claims Bookmark

  • Quien ha Dormido en su Colchon: Reglamentos Sobre Etiquetas Para Colchones Usados [TEXT] [PDF]
    More Than Once Upon a Mattress: Used Bedding Labeling Rules

 

Last updated: Monday, May 3, 2004