FTC distributes redress
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
More than 5,700 consumers who bought dietary supplements and infrared saunas from Roex Inc. will receive checks averaging $500 from the Federal Trade Commission. The money, totaling $3 million, is redress from Roex for making alleged "bogus claims" that its products treat cancer, AIDs and other diseases, FTC said March 4. Roex, President Rodney Burreson and Mark Alexander, consumer education director, agreed in 2009 to pay the money to resolve false advertising allegations (1"The Tan Sheet" March 9, 2009, In Brief)
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