August 2000 Issue

Shark Cartilage Promoters Settle Federal Charges

Two companies charged by the Federal Trade Commission with making false and unsubstantiated claims for BeneFin shark cartilage supplements have agreed to settle. (See EN, June 2000.) They are Lane Labs-USA, Inc., which manufactured and distributed BeneFin, and Cartilage Consultants, Inc., which promoted the product on the Internet as a cancer treatment and supplied consumers with information on how to use it. The FTC also alleged that the two companies falsely represented that

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