Texas AG, weight loss clinics come to agreements

Bryan Cohen Oct. 27, 2011, 9:27am


AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced agreements on Thursday with several weight loss clinics and a distributor of a weight loss product in Texas requiring that the companies significantly alter their marketing.

The clinics allegedly advertised chorionic gonadtrophin, a prescription hormone, for weight loss despite the fact that hCG has never been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a weight loss drug. The distributor allegedly advertised and sold a homeopathic version of hCG as a weight loss product, which is also not FDA-approved.

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