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False Advertising vs. the First Amendment

You know better than to believe everything companies say in ads, but when it comes to claims about the healthfulness of foods and other products, the untruths can reach outrageous levels. The question is: What can a government limited by the First Amendment do to stop them?

FDA Sends Warning Letters on Mouthwash

Johnson & Johnson, Walgreen and CVS all received letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning the companies to remove claims that mouthwash helps prevent gum disease. The letters continue U.S. regulators' crackdown on alleged false advertising from retailers and consumer-goods makers.