The FTC fined a company pushing diet pills touted by Dr. Oz. Will the medical world weigh in?

September 9, 2014 8:27 PM

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The FTC fined a company pushing diet pills touted by Dr. Oz. Will the medical world weigh in?

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday slapped a $3.5 million fine on a company selling green coffee extract ingredients for dietary supplements under the specious claims that the substance promotes weight loss with or without diet and exercise.

But despite the fact that the now-discredited pills were touted by television doctor Mehmet Oz, the medical community remains silent on the problem of doctors who enable weight-loss scams.

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