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Herbalife says it is facing civil inquiry from FTC; shares plunge after halt

...Cayman Islands and based in Los Angeles, uses a network of distributors to sell its nutritional supplements and weight-loss products globally.The FTC inquiry comes just a day after hedge fund manager William Ackman renewed his attacks on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-12/herbalife-says-it-facing-c
FTC collects $34 million from marketers of unproven weight loss products

...government's settlement with California-based Sensa is part of a broader crackdown on four companies peddling weight-loss products.The FTC will also collect $7.3 million from LeanSpa, a company that promotes acai berry and "colon cleanse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-07/ftc-collects-34-million-ma
ABC's 'The Lookout' a new outlet for 'Nightline'

...to Switzerland to hunt an infomercial king that the U.S. is seeking to pay back customers he misled about a weight-loss product. In a McFadden report, a house with a mold problem was rigged with hidden cameras, and contractors were brought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/television/2013-06-11/abcs-lookout-new-ou
Always read the fine print, or you risk paying the price

...other social networking sites because the large print doesn't always tell the whole story. Ubiquitous ads for weight-loss products, work-at-home opportunities and offers for "free" computers can cost shoppers more than they bargained...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/20/yrb_521014.shtml
Your Business
Dieticians encourage changing life habits

...doctor is telling them they're overweight, there are 8 million different commercials for weight-loss drugs and weight-loss products, how am I possibly going to achieve my ideal body? That seems like it might take desperate measures." Mary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/05/met_179311.shtml
Metro
Drinks, pills are no substitutes for exercise and diet

...come in a can. Not so, said spokesman Ray Crockett. "Some have characterized this as a weight-loss product, but it's not a weight-loss product," Mr. Crockett said. "We look at it as a small step that a person can take to help maintain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/07/liv_111268.shtml
Life & style
People in the News

...SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court cleared former baseball star Steve Garvey of wrongdoing for hawking weight-loss products on TV that makers claimed would work even if users eat fatty foods. A judge in 2002 had cleared Garvey of wrongdoing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/06/ent_427706.shtml
Things to Do
U.S. charges four under new law against 'spam' e-mails

...hundreds of thousands of sales pitches for fraudulent weight-loss products and delivering e-mails by bouncing messages through...School, who confirmed that ingredients in the weight-loss product sold in the disputed e-mails wouldn't work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/30/liv_413956.shtml
Life & style
How to spot deceptive diet ads

...and the media spot deceptive weight-loss products. The goal is to prevent consumers...Ads for so-called miracle weight loss products are often empty promises...companies accused of selling phony weight-loss products. On the Net: Federal Trade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/10/fin_390070.shtml
Finance
Save money with Flexible Spending Accounts

...without prescription earlier this year. There remains some confusion, however, over what's covered, he said. Weight-loss products or vitamins probably aren't unless specifically prescribed by a doctor, he said. "If consumers have questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/13/fin_396798.shtml
Finance