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Feds Weigh In Against Thermalean Promoters

FTC charged 3 related dietary supplement companies, and a physician with deceiving consumers through deceptive advertising for their weight-loss and erecti...

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FDA Opens Baycol Probe

Agency Feeling the Heat after Vioxx Withdrawal

FDA Opens Baycol Probe; Agency Feeling the Heat after Vioxx Withdrawal...

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Missouri Sues Water "Purification" Company

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is suing the owners of Hague Quality Water of the Ozarks

Missouri Attorney General is suing the owners of Hague Quality Water of the Ozarks for repeatedly violating Missouris consumer protection laws in the sale ...

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FDA Clears New MS Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed a new biologic approach to treat patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis

FDA Clears New MS Treatment...

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Study: Nursing Home Residents Dying Of Hunger, Thirst

Study: Nursing Home Residents Dying Of Hunger, Thirst...

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Risk of Cell Phone Explosions Growing

83 reports of cell phones exploding or catching fire

Burns to the face, neck, leg and hip are among the dozens of injuries reported to the CPSC. The agency says it is working with companies to create better b...

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Feds Raid Ephedra Warehouse

Feds Raid Ephedra Warehouse...

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Travel Promoters Scammed Seniors, Illinois Charges

Made false claims about free trips, state charges

Travel Promoters Scammed Seniors, Illinois Charges...

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A Round Plate Deserves A Round Towel

Chicago inventor John Esparza calls his creation "microbuddies"

Esparza, 60, has created a solution for microwaving food with square paper towels. "Microbuddies" are rounded paper towels made to perfectly fit your plate...

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John Deere Riding Mowers Recall

John Deere Riding Mowers Recall...

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Texas Charges Mortgage Company with Fraud

City Mortgage Services defrauded more than 150 Hispanic homeowners, state charges

Texas Charges Mortgage Company with Fraud...

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A Future Without Nursing Homes

There is a future without nursing homes says Dr. William Thomas, a physician who has established new small group homes for elders called Green Houses....

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Ford Will Fix Explorer Transmissions

Ford Will Fix Explorer Transmissions...

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Cashback Payday Loans Banned In New York

Company has agreed to forgive loans that carried exorbitant rates and provide refunds to New Yorkers

Cashback Payday Loans Banned In New York...

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Studies Allege Bayer Was Too Slow Withdrawing Baycol

Studies Allege Bayer Was Too Slow Withdrawing Baycol...

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Sprint Named in Fat Fingers Suit

Defendants set up numerous toll-free numbers that differ by only one digit from their competitors' numbers

Sprint Named in Fat Fingers Suit...

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Feds Toughen Warning for Depo-Provero

The injectable drug is used to prevent pregnancy

The FDA is adding a "black box" warning to Depo-Provera labels, warning that prolonged use may result in the loss of bone density. The injectable drug is u...

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FDA Vet Blows Whistle on "Broken" Agency

FDA Vet Blows Whistle on Broken Agency...

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Unum Provident Agrees to Review Denied Disability Claims

Company Estimates Cost of Settlement With New York at $100 Million

Unum Provident Agrees to Review Denied Disability Claims...

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Dynacraft Fined $1.4 Million for Failing to Report Mountain Bike Hazard

Forks can break, causing the rider to fall

Dynacraft Fined $1.4 Million for Failing to Report Mountain Bike Hazard...

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California Insurance Corruption Probe Advances

Universal Life Settles, Agrees to Cooperate With Prosecutors

California insurance corruption probe advances today when Universal Life Resources entered into a consent decree and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors....

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Petco Settles Federal Charges

Website flaws violated privacy promises it made to its customers

Petco Settles Federal Charges...

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California Settles with Franklin Templeton

Investors weren't told about payments to broker-dealers to recommend the company's funds

California Settles with Franklin Templeton...

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Kmart Buys Sears

The $11 billion deal will create the third-largest retailer in the U.S.

Kmart Buys Sears...

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PBHG Agrees to Refund $120 Million to Investors

Firm's founders accused of market timing

The founders of PBHG have agreed to personally pay more than $120 million in restitution to investors and accept a lifetime ban from the securities industr...

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Feds Allege Debt Negotiation Service Is a Scam

Clients paid but didn't get relief

Feds Allege Debt Negotiation Service Is a Scam...

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Illinois Embargoes Lead-Tainted Candy

Illinois is imposing a statewide embargo on four flavors of imported Mexican candy found to contain dangerous levels of lead. Testing has shown candies to ...

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Devilish Viagra Ads Pulled

FDA sharply criticized the ads

"The TV ads claim that Viagra will provide a return to a previous level of sexual desire and activity," Smith wrote, adding that claim has not been proved....

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Florida Sues Consumer Grants USA

Enticed consumers to pay for information that is available free

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist has filed a civil complaint against Consumer Grants USA, Inc. for violations of Florida's Unfair and Deceptive Trade...

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AOL Abandons Broadband

Plans Launch of Best-Price Travel Service

AOL Abandons Broadband...

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Cross Country Bank Fined $450,000

Ordered to Make Restitution to Consumers

Cross Country Bank and its Pennsylvania-based collection company will pay restitution to consumers with impaired credit who complained of illegal sales tac...

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Bextra Doubles Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, Study Finds

Bextra Doubles Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke, Study Finds...

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Iowa Sues American Deputy Sheriffs Association

Consumers often get telephone solicitations from groups representing themselves as law enforcement charities

Miller filed a lawsuit against, the American Deputy Sheriffs' Association, charging the not-for-profit corporation headquartered in LA with using deceptive...

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Illinois Sues Diet Patch Promoters

The lawsuit charges Diet Patch, Inc., and Guadalupe Bejar, its president, with multiple violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Pr...

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Vermont Castings Five-Burner Barbeque Grills

Vermont Castings Five-Burner Barbeque Grills...

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Feds Target Bogus Weight Loss Claims

Feds Target Bogus Weight Loss Claims...

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Staples Offers Electronic Rebate Redemption

Staples Offers Electronic Rebate Redemption...

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Law Firm Fined for Debt Collection Practices

A Massachusetts law firm will pay $100,000 and revamp its business practices

Law Firm Fined for Debt Collection Practices...

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Merck Faces Criminal Probe in Vioxx Case

Pfizer Considers Black Box Warning for Bextra

Merck Faces Criminal Probe in Vioxx Case...

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Shill Bidding Exposed in Online Auctions

Guilty pleas and civil settlements have concluded a New York investigation of phony bids in E-Bay auctions

Guilty pleas and civil settlements have concluded a New York investigation of phony bids in E-Bay auctions, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced....

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Petition Calls for Tire Dating

Old tires are dangerous, even if they've never been used

Petition Calls for Tire Dating...

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States Challenge Mall Gift Cards

States Challenge Mall Gift Cards...

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Florida Subpoenas Insurers

Florida Subpoenas Insurers...

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Feds Sue Bogus Fuel Saver

Company used illegal spam to make deceptive claims about an "automotive fuel saver" that doesn't save fuel

Feds Sue Bogus Fuel Saver...

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FDA Estimates Vioxx Caused 27,785 Deaths

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that Vioxx may have contributed to 27,785 heart attacks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that Vioxx may have contributed to 27,785 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths between 1999 and 2003....

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adidas Recalls Basketball Shoes

adidas Recalls Basketball Shoes...

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Pennsylvania Sues Living Trust Scheme

Scheme deceived seniors, state alleges

Pennsylvania Attorney General Jerry Pappert has filed a civil lawsuit accusing 16 defendants of engaging in an elaborate statewide living trust sales schem...

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Actra-RX May Be Dangerous, FDA Warns

Contains Same Active Ingredient as Viagra

Actra-RX May Be Dangerous, FDA Warns...

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Government Grant Scam Steams On

Pay a one-time "processing fee" and get ... well, you know

Government Grant Scam Steams On...

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Houston Hospital Settles Malpractice Suit

Monetary terms were not disclosed according to an agreement between the family of Carla Jeanette Gann and the hospital, said the Gann family's attorney, St...

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Report Warns of BB Gun Dangers

BB guns annually injure as many as 21,000 Americans

Although they are often thought of as toys, BB guns annually injure as many as 21,000 Americans, many of them children, according to a study in the Novembe...

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FDA Allows Health Claim for Olive Oil

FDA Allows Health Claim for Olive Oil...

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Merck Knew of Vioxx Dangers, Report Charges

Vioxx was a big moneymaker for Merck, generating about $2.5 billion in yearly sales

Merck Knew of Vioxx's Dangers, Report Charges...

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