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FTC finalizes order against company that misled consumers about its products' health benefits

By Mark Iandolo | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 19 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final consent order against Telomerase Activation Sciences Inc. and Noel Patton (collectively, TA Sciences) that resolves allegations of deceptive advertising.

TA Sciences marketed that its products, which included capsules, powder and cream, could deliver a broad range of health benefits to consumers. In order to settle the allegations, TA Sciences agreed to stop making false claims about the health benefits, performance, efficacy, safety or side effects of its products. 

Additionally, TA Sciences agreed to other settlement items. It will not misrepresent that any paid commercial advertising is independent programming. It will disclose any material connection between it and any endorsers of its products. Finally, it will not misrepresent that any endorser is an independent user of a product.

The FTC voted 2-0 to approve the final consent order, as well as to send a letter to a member of the public who commented on the order. Andrew Wone of the Bureau of Consumer Protection is staff contact for the case. 

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