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FDA accuses 1-800-GET-THIN of using misleading Lap-Band ads

Published on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm in Consumer Awareness.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accused a California marketing company of misleading customers in its promotion of Lap-Band weight loss surgery. The agency said the company, 1-800-GET-THIN, grossly underplays the serious risks of the procedure to its patients. Agency officials said they began investigating the company after receiving complaints about the ads from the head of Los Angeles County’s public health agency.

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