The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on companies and individuals who market bogus cancer cures through deceptive advertisements.

Medical News Today, September 19, 2008 — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. is cracking down on companies and individuals who market bogus cancer cures through deceptive advertisements or by quoting false clinical evidence in support of their claims. The crackdown started last year with a sweep of the Internet by the FTC, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Canada’s Competition Bureau. The agencies emailed warning letters to 112 websites between August 2007 and January 2008, which caused 30 sites to close or remove the unfounded claims. The FTC recently launched a website to raise awareness of the issue and protect consumers. Read full article…