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FTC targets weight loss marketer

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Federal Trade Commission charges a California business with falsely claiming its weight-loss pills cause users to lose weight without dieting or exercise, the agency says Feb. 8. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, charges defendants Medlab, Pinnacle Holdings and Metabolic Research Associates and their principal, L. Scott Holmes, with making false and unsubstantiated claims in newspaper supplements for products Zyladex Plus, Questral AC, Questral AC Fat Killer Plus, Rapid Loss 245 and Rapid Loss Rx. The claims included "lose up to 15 pounds a week" and "not even starvation can slim you down and firm you up this fast." FTC says it seeks to "permanently bar the defendants from further violations" as well refunds for affected consumers...

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