Amazing Diet Pill!! (Settlement Because of False Advertising)
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|Marketers of four popular diet pills have agreed to curb their advertising claims and shell out some $25 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they misled consumers with promises of dramatic weight loss.
In some studies, even placebos--fake pills--produced more weight loss than the diet pills themselves. CortiSlim, CortiStress, One-A-Day WeightSmart, TrimSpa, and Xenadrine EFX are accused of BS advertising claims.
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On Jan. 4, the FTC announced it had charged marketers of CortiSlim, CortiStress, One-A-Day WeightSmart, TrimSpa, and Xenadrine EFX with making false or unsubstantiated claims. Ads for Xenadrine EFX, which contains bitter orange, caffeine, green tea extract, and other ingredients, said the pill was clinically proven to cause rapid and substantial weight loss. But according to the FTC, studies commissioned by Xenadrine EFX's manufacturer failed to demonstrate that claim--and one study showed that people lost more weight with a placebo than with Xenadrine. The FTC's complaint also alleged that claims by the makers of CortiStress about their product's ability to spur rapid weight loss and reduce the risk of conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease were also unsubstantiated.