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Academics and Scientists: Beware of Predatory Journal Publishers

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

Agency warning about the practices of predatory publishers taking advantage of the changing publishing landscape to charge researchers high fees while providing little in the way of traditional services.  From the Federal Trade Commission

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Federal Trade Commission v. OMICS Group et al

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

Text of lawsuit charging a publisher with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its journals.  The complaint charges that the journals are not peer reviewed, that named editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals, and that deceptive publication fees range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.  From the Federal Trade Commission


FTC Charges Academic Journal Publisher OMICS Group Deceived Researchers

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Laws/Regulations

Agency press release explaining the complaint against a publisher alleged to be using deceptive practices in the publication of academic journals.  From the Federal Trade Commission



U. S. Households’ Demand for Convenience Foods

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the reasons behind the rise in popularity of convenience foods including pricing, advertising, and time-use patterns.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Regulation of Campaign Finance and Free Advertising

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Canada,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Israel,Japan,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the regulation of spending on election campaigns and the availability of free air time in seven countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  From the Law Library of Congress


National Senior Investment Initiative

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

Focuses on the types of securities purchased by senior investors, the suitability of recommended investments, the training of brokerage representatives, marketing and other aspects of how investment firms deal with seniors.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission


Antitrust Commission Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Comparison Shopping Service

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,European Union,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Press release with links to documents related to European Commission antitrust investigation of Google for allegedly abusing its position as the dominant search engine in the European Union.  From the European Commission


FDA Issues Final Guidance on the Evaluation and Labeling of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Agency press release with explanation about release of final guidance to assist the pharmaceutical industry on developing opioid drug products with abuse-deterrent properties.  Includes links to Federal Register and Guidance documents.  From the Food and Drug Administration


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