Navigation Links
FTC Attacks Infomercial Marketer to Silence Best-Selling Author's Weight-Loss Tips
Date:10/5/2007

Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc. et al. Fights FTC for First Amendment

Rights

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) expanded its campaign to silence best-selling author and activist Kevin Trudeau's criticism of the government by filing an action against Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc. (DMC), and Donald Barrett et al., today for marketing Trudeau's latest book, Weight Loss Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About. After filing a lawsuit against Trudeau concerning ideas expressed in his book, the FTC further proceeded against the book's advertisements, alleging the infomercial is misleading as it describes the book's weight-loss protocols as "easy."

DMC, based in Beverly, Mass., promotes educational materials and natural dietary supplements, such as the popular supplements Sea Vegg(R) and FlexProtex(R), through infomercials touting the products' health benefits.

Although the FTC disagrees with ideas expressed in the book and infomercial, it has maintained a history of tacitly approving advertisements that merely repeat opinions expressed in books, which are protected by the First Amendment. Despite this rule, known as the "mirror-image" rule, the FTC has continuously taken legal action to suppress Trudeau's opinions on weight- loss and alternative medicine in hopes to silence his controversial statements about government agencies.

"It is disheartening to me that the FTC would spend tax payers' dollars on legal action designed to stop an author from expressing his beliefs," said Donald Barrett, founder and President of DMC. "The FTC is desperately seeking new ways to suppress Mr. Trudeau's opinions and prevent millions of readers from hearing what he has to say about government agencies and American health care."

Mr. Barrett stated that he is preparing to counter-sue the FTC for violating his First Amendment rights to promote ideas and opinions expressed in a book. The FTC's legal action against him and his companies is the latest instance of its continuous efforts to harass him and harm his company's reputation and business. Barrett added that he will not yield to the threats of any other organization's attempts to suppress its right to market safe products and educational materials.

Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a full-service direct response marketing company that promotes all natural dietary supplements. For more information about products and services, visit http://www.itvdirect.com.

For more information, please contact:

Leslie Valenza

Media Liaison

(202) 258-3223

lvalenza@levick.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Heart Attacks during Menstruation!
2. Pain-Free Heart Attacks Often Misdiagnosed
3. Psychological consequence of terrorist attacks
4. Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks
5. Statins reduce heart attacks
6. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
7. FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations
8. Depression increases heart attacks
9. Lengthy Fingers could predict heart attacks
10. Reduced POD linked to fatal asthma attacks
11. Dental x-rays to prognosticate heart attacks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... factors of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , ... stroke occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in ... courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides ... and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones & Bartlett Learning is adding ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal ... an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at ... Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for their noise potential,” ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Missouri (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... quality and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference ... focus on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... The ... Project offering a new model of care for living and healing, celebrated its ... values: Meaningful Life in a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... 26, 2016 According to a new ... Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and ... the U.S. was valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in 2014 ... from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn in ... and emerging needle free drug delivery devices and the market ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- FDA 510(k) clearance covers Confocal ... urological and surgical applications Mauna Kea ... the multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) platform, today ... with the 12 th 510(k) clearance from ... new FDA clearance covers Confocal Miniprobes indicated for ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  According to Kalorama Information, the world ... 2015.  Though these are challenging times in the ... success for companies that remain optimistic and seek ... growth prospects medical device companies spend a higher ... (R&D) than do companies in other industries.  Also, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: