Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rite Aid Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Rite Aid
Penalty: 
$500,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
July 13, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

National pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corporation agreed to pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceptively advertised that its Germ Defense tablets and lozenges could prevent and treat colds and the flu or reduce the severity and duration of these illnesses.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Pennsylvania
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retailing
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Parent company note: 
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