Outrage of the Month: Peddling Bad Medicine With Deceptive Advertising

October 23, 2014 11:18 PM

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Outrage of the Month: Peddling Bad Medicine With Deceptive Advertising

Too often, companies entice consumers into purchasing health care products based on deceptive advertisements that overstate the potential benefits of the products and omit key information about risks. One such company is Winter Park, Florida-based HealthFair, a company that peddles inexpensive cardiovascular disease screening packages to people across the country for whom the screenings are medically inappropriate.

In my July Outrage of the Month column, I highlighted Public Citizen's attempts to get 20 hospitals and medical institutions in eight states to sever their relationships with HealthFair. Thirteen of these institutions have since indicated that they have ended or will soon be ending their partnership...

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