Wednesday, June 18, 2014

McCaskill Takes Aim at Weight-Loss Scams

 
 
 
Senator Claire McCaskill today took aim at weight-loss diet scams that she said represent "a crisis in consumer protection"-using a hearing in the Consumer Protection panel that she leads to pose tough questions to popular TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz on his frequent claims about "miracle" products, explore options for regulators and industry to crack down on deceptive practices, and urge media outlets to strengthen screening of false advertising.

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