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Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way - DoTerra - Netflix
doTerra (styled dōTERRA) is a multi-level marketing company based in Pleasant Grove, Utah that sells essential oils and other related products. doTerra was founded in 2008 by David Stirling and former executives, employees, and distributors of Young Living, a company which also sells essential oils, and Nuskin. Stirling is its president and CEO. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an FDA Warning Letter to doTerra for marketing its products as possible treatments or cures for Ebola, cancer, autism, and other conditions in violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Distributors subsequently continued to market the products by claiming benefits for the prevention or treatment of influenza, autism, and other medical conditions.
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, citing a 2011 investigation involving about 350 multilevel marketing companies including doTerra, noted that the vast majority of the distributors for such operations end up losing money, usually because they can’t manage to sell the products they’re required to buy. doTerra requires its distributors to spend at least $100 a month on the company’s products in order to qualify for sales commissions. According to the company, one-third of their distributors earn nothing from their sales efforts.
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