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The Federal Trade Commission and the New York state attorney general Monday filed a complaint against a supplement company that claims its pills can help with age-associated memory loss.

The supplement, Prevagen, is heavily advertised, with commercials —  including on national broadcast and cable networks such as CNN, Fox News, and NBC — claiming it can improve memory in 90 days. Ads feature charts depicting dramatic cognitive improvement among users. The FTC says these claims are deceptive.

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  • Republican-to-English Glossary
    “Government overreach” — Faithfully executing the laws passed by Congress
    “Extinguishing innovation” — Cracking down on consumer fraud
    “Arbitrary new rules” — Long-standing, published regulations

    -and lest we forget…-

    “Dietary supplements” — Unregulated drugs

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