Hoodia gordonii plants like this one have been used by generations of bushmen in Southern Africa's Kalahari desert as an appetite suppressant. But the Federal Trade Commission isn't sold on that idea.
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November 4, 2011 The Federal Trade Commission said it has reached a settlement with David J. Romeo and two companies he controlled that bans them from "making any weight-loss claims while marketing foods, drugs, and dietary supplements." Under the agreement, Romeo will forfeit a Vermont vacation house.
October 3, 2011 The new labels, plus a resealable opening, came as the Federal Trade Commission alleged that Phusion Projects had understated the amount of alcohol in some of its products. The company agreed to make the changes despite disagreeing about the agency's claims.
FDA tells consumers to steer clear of bogus remedies touted as nonprescription treatments for sexually transmitted diseases.
May 3, 2011 The Food and Drug Administration warns consumers there are no over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplements approved to treat or prevent sexually transmitted diseases. People who know or suspect they are infected with an STD should consult a health professional.
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