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FTC affirms cancer cures case ruling

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Daniel Chapter One must notify customers it made deceptive and unsubstantiated cancer cure claims for its herbal products after failing in its appeal of an administrative law judge's ruling to uphold Federal Trade Commission charges. The commission's unanimous 1opinion, announced Dec. 24, says respondents Daniel Chapter One and James Feijo "lacked a reasonable basis to substantiate" claims their products BioShark, 7 Herb Formula and others inhibit tumor growth and are effective cancer treatments. Like other companies charged in FTC's 2008 enforcement sweep against bogus cancer cure claims, Providence, R.I.-based Daniel Chapter One is enjoined from making such claims without supporting scientific evidence (2"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 17, 2009, In Brief)

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