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QVC pays for FTC violations

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania orders the home shopping channel to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties and $6 million for consumer redress to the Federal Trade Commission for using deceptive advertising practices to market weight-loss supplements such as Bee-Alive Feel Good 90-Day System and For Women Only Zero Fat Ultra. The consent decree entered by the court March 4 further enjoins the Liberty Media subsidiary from again violating FTC's initial 2000 order, which bars QVC from making structure/function claims for dietary supplements without supportive scientific evidence. The commission filed its complaint against West Chester, Pa.-based QVC in 2004 (1"The Tan Sheet" March 29, 2004, In Brief)

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