RCT Spells Requirement For Lipidryl, Shrinking Beauty Weight Loss Claims
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Although FTC orders for RCTs to substantiate claims are criticized by some industry stakeholders, the agency routinely includes the burden of clinical trials in settlements with firms found to conduct false and misleading advertising for consumer health products, particularly in the weight loss area.
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