US Dissolvable Film Supplement Firm Won’t Lift Curtain On Sequel After Court Bans DTC Sales
California federal court approves FTC summary judgement motion against Redwood Scientific Technologies, its owners and other companies they formed to market what they promoted as homeopathic products using oral film delivery format.
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Justice Breyer suggests FTC ask Congress to strengthen its enforcement rules. It is “free to ask Congress to grant it further remedial authority,” according to court opinion stating a rule the FTC has wielded for forty years to impose financial penalties doesn’t grant it authority to obtain equitable monetary relief.
"It's pretty agonizing now. Our plan is to settle with them as fast as possible and move forward," says Jason Cardiff of Redwood Scientific Technologies in Upland, Calif. FTC alleges firm made unsubstantiated claims for dissolvable film strips for smoking cessation, weight loss and sexual performance; billed customers for unauthorized sales; made "abusive telemarketing through robocalls"; and stated false earnings claims to attract multilevel marketing distributors.
One of firms targeted in eight most recent warnings published since early September to OTC drug manufacturers, Zhao Qing Longda Biotechnology Co. in China, was dinged for both failing to respond to a request for records and for concerns about its production with DEG and EG.