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Posted May 11, 2006

Weight-Loss Marketers Pay $3 Million for Deceptive Advertising

On May 11, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that sellers making questionable weight-loss and fat-loss claims to peddle skin gels and diet supplements will pay $3 million to settle charges that their deceptive claims violated federal law. The settlement bars unsubstantiated claims in the future and bars the marketers from misrepresenting studies or endorsements.

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