Government Cracks Down on Fake DNA-Based Medicine

by jeeg 14. May 2014 23:57
  Any medical advance always brings along con men hoping to exploit the news with useless or even dangerous "medicine" of their own that they can lie about to sell to people who don't yet know how to spot fakes. Personalized medicine, treatment that uses genetic information to improve people... [More]

Nutritional supplement marketers to drop misleading disease claims

by jeeg 8. January 2014 21:26
Improved safeguards of sensitive medical information are also being required Two companies that market genetically customized nutritional supplements have agreed to settle charges of deceptive advertising that claimed the products treat diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, insomnia, and other ... [More]

FTC chief targets firms with vast databases

by jeeg 21. August 2013 21:37
Edith Ramirez, the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, said on Monday that her agency will aggressively police companies with control over large databases of personal information. In a speech at the Technology Policy Institute's annual conference, she said that being able to store and ana... [More]
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