Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement in response to a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the FTC’s deceptive advertising case against POM Wonderful, its parent company, and its principals.

Washington, DC - Pharmaceutical companies Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. have agreed to divest Ranbaxy’s interests in generic minocycline tablets  in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Sun’s $4 billion proposed acquisition of Ranbaxy would likely be anticompetitive. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a global drug company based in India that markets generic drugs in the United States, will acquire the divested assets.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has taken action for the first time against two car title lenders, reaching settlements that will require them to stop their use of deceptive advertising to market title loans.

Washington, DC - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) released the names and photographs of 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes, in the hope that tips from the public could lead to the identification and arrest of these individuals.

Washington, DC - A Washington, D.C., tax return preparer and former Washington, D.C., public school teacher and her son, a current Washington, D.C., public school teacher, were convicted today by a federal jury of conspiracy and preparing and filing false tax returns, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. 

Houston, Texas - Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have seized since October illegally imported Chinese honey valued at $2.45 million destined for U.S. consumers.