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August 29, 2013

LabMD Responds to Federal Trade Commission’s Witch Hunt

FTC action a clear example of federal government overreach


WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against LabMD claiming a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

LabMD responded:

“The Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement action against LabMD based, in part, on the alleged actions of Internet trolls, is yet another example of the FTC’s pattern of abusing its authority to engage in an ongoing witch hunt against private businesses. The allegations in the FTC’s complaint are just that: allegations. LabMD looks forward to vigorously fighting against the FTC’s overreach by seeking recourse through the available legal processes.”

The FTC has repeatedly overstepped its statutory authority under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act and the FTC does not have the authority to bring this enforcement action.

LabMD is a cancer detection facility that specializes in analysis and diagnosis of blood, urine, and tissue specimens for cancers, micro-organisms and tumor markers.


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  1. There are many, MANY cases of abuse of power, most of which escape public attention. A disturbing number of them are orchestrated by government agencies with the “broad powers” of prosecutor, judge and executioner. Such is the case with the FTC, and the LabMD case is one of the most blatant such abuses I’ve seen.

    If a government lab develops a lethal virus and releases it into the wild, should every infected victim be prosecuted for not protecting himself against an unknown threat? For not complying with undefined health standards?

    I think that scenario presents a much closer parallel to this case than some seem to realize. The FTC didn’t just fail to police the P2P development firms like LimeWire… they effectively aided and abetted their activities… for a DECADE!

    Inept doesn’t begin to describe the FTC’s behavior… try negligent… some might even say bordering on criminal.