Tag Archives: FTC Complaint

21 Jan

FTC target deceptive advertisers of weight-loss products

On January 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a law enforcement initiative to stop deceptive advertising claims to relating to weight- loss products, from food additives and skin cream to dietary supplements. Recognizing that Americans spend billions of dollars every year on supplements, foods and devices in hopes of improving their health and

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17 Apr

HHS reaches $100,000 settlement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery for Lack of HIPAA Safeguards

Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C., of Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona, has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $100,000 settlement and take corrective action to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the protected health information of its patients. The settlement with the physician practice follows an extensive investigation by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. For assistance developing a HIPAA compliance program or responding to a HIPAA breach, contact Rafael A. Gaitan, Esq. Mr. Gaitan has over 15 years experience in the health care industry and regularly counsels physician practices on regulatory matters including HIPAA and the HITECH rules.

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15 Dec

FTC and States Settle Deceptive Advertising Case Against Dannon

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Attorney’s General (AG) from 39 states announced a settlement with The Dannon Company over deceptive advertising practices, based on marketing campaigns heralding the health benefits of its Activia brand yogurts and DanActive brand dairy drinks.

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