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You know those diet pill claims?

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...well, surprising as it may seem , it turns out that they just may not be true, afterall:

Diet pill makers fined millions for false claims

WASHINGTON 1/4/2007- The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday fined the marketers of four weight loss pills $25 million for making false advertising claims ranging from rapid weight loss to reducing the risk of cancer...The FTC investigated a variety of claims made — including rapid weight loss and reduction in the risk of osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and even cancer, [FTC Chairman Deborah Platt] Majoras noted. Fines were levied against marketers of Xenadrine EFX, One A Day Weight Smart, CortiSlim and TrimSpa."

...Placebo more effective
Majoras cautioned the estimated 70 million Americans trying to lose weight not to turn to pills. She said the FTC investigation found that the marketers of Xenadrine had a study that said those who took a placebo actually lost more weight than those taking the pill. “They not only didn’t have studies to support the claim, they actually had a study that went the other way,” she said.

Some of the products marketed their claims through infomercials or celebrity endorsements. Anna Nicole Smith, for example, has endorsed TrimSpa. “Testimonials from individuals are not a substitute for science,” Majoras said. “And that’s what Americans need to understand.”
post #2 of 5
Say it ain't so.
Next your gonna tell me my '6 Minute Abs' tape is no good either
post #3 of 5
Diet pills that actually worked were ones with ephedrine, caffiene, and asparine combination. Since some idiots OD'd on them assuming if some is good more is better, we all lose the right to use the products. Silly.
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well, you can still waste your money on these

they were not taken off the market. and $25 million is small change compared to their profit
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Originally Posted by loboskis View Post
Say it ain't so.
Next your gonna tell me my '6 Minute Abs' tape is no good either

You didn't get the 2 min tape as a bonus?
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