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Posted June 16, 2004

FTC Challenges Ads for Kids’ Weight Loss Pill and Female Sexuality Supplement

On June 16, 2004 The Federal Trade Commission announced that it had charged three Florida-based companies and their principals with making false and unsubstantiated claims in connection with the advertising for “Pedia Loss,” a purported children’s weight loss product. In their advertisements, the respondents claim that Pedia Loss is an “appetite suppressant for children 6 and older” that “slows the absorption of fat” and “safely burn[s] fat.” The FTC charges that there is no competent and reliable evidence to support these claims.

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