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FTC and FDA Send Warning Letters to Companies Selling Flavored E-liquids About Social Media Endorsements without Health Warnings

The agencies sent the letters to firms that manufacture and market flavored e-liquid products. They cite postings by influencers on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that endorse the target companies’ products, without any warnings that the products contain nicotine, an addictive chemical.

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FTC Imposes Conditions on UnitedHealth Group’s Proposed Acquisition of DaVita Medical Group

Healthcare provider and insurer UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and healthcare provider DaVita, Inc. have agreed to a settlement to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that UnitedHealth Group’s proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita’s DaVita Medical Group will harm competition in...
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FTC to Hold Workshop Tomorrow Regarding the Impact of Certificates of Public Advantage

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled A Health Check on COPAs . FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons will give the opening address. WHEN: Tuesday June 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT WHERE: Constitution Center 400 7th St. SW Washington, D.C. 20024 WHO: Academics, health policy experts,...
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FTC Takes Action against Companies Falsely Claiming Compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, Other International Privacy Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with a background screening company over allegations it falsely claimed to be a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program. In separate actions, the FTC also sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies for falsely claiming...
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FTC Releases Agenda for PrivacyCon 2019

The Federal Trade Commission today released the final agenda for the fourth annual PrivacyCon , which will take place on June 27, 2019 and focus on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. FTC Chairman Joe Simons will provide opening remarks for PrivacyCon 2019...

Coming Events

Jun 20
District Of Columbia

Cmr. Slaughter panelist at American Antitrust Institute’s 20th Annual Policy Conference

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be a panelist on, Should Enforcers Presume that Mergers are Pro-Competitive? Factoring Unenforceable and Undelivered Efficiencies Claims into Merger Review, at the American Antitrust Institute’s 20th Annual Policy Conference. National...
Jun 20
District Of Columbia

Chmn. Simons speaks at American Antitrust Institute’s 20th Annual Policy Conference

FTC Chairman Joseph Simons will speak at the American Antitrust Institute’s 20th Annual Policy Conference. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
Jun 26

Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Southern California

Join the Federal Trade Commission on June 26 at 11:00 am PT for “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Southern California,” a free, one-hour webinar.You'll learn about:The top scams reported in Southern CaliforniaTips to help people recognize and avoid scamsFree resources you...

Past Events

Jun 18
District Of Columbia

A Health Check on COPAs: Assessing the Impact of Certificates of Public Advantage in Healthcare Markets

On June 18, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop to assess the impact of certificates of public advantage (“COPAs”) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services. This workshop is part of a broader COPA Assessment Project announced in...
Jun 18
District Of Columbia

Chmn. Simons opening remarks at FTC’s A Health Check on COPAs

FTC Chairman Joseph Simons will give opening remarks at the FTC’s A Health Check on COPAs: Assessing the Impact of Certificates of Public Advantage in Healthcare Markets workshop. Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC