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Posted June 09, 2005

FTC Cracks Down on "HGH" Supplements; $20 Million in Consumer Redress

On June 9, 2005, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that two Florida businesses have agreed to a federal court order requiring them to pay up to $20 million in consumer redress – the largest monetary judgment ever obtained in an FTC health fraud case – to settle charges that they deceptively claimed that their pills and sprays would increase consumers’ human growth hormone (HGH) levels and provide anti-aging benefits, including weight loss and increased cognitive function. In addition, the Commission has issued warning letters to more than 90 Internet marketers making similar claims.

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