Thompson Medical Co. Inc. V. Federal Trade Commission Case Study

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Case: 791 F2d 189 Thompson Medical Co. Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission Facts: This case concerns a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") against petitioner Thompson Medical Company under Secs. The Commission ordered Thompson to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims that Aspercreme is effective and to disclose in the product 's labeling and advertising that it does not contain aspirin. Thompson challenges the FTC 's order as arbitrary and capricious, contrary to public policy, unsupported by substantial evidence, and discordant with applicable Commission precedent. Petitioner sells an over-the-counter ("OTC") analgesic (pain reliever) known as Aspercreme. Aspercreme is supposed to help arthritis
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