January 23rd, 2012

House members call for probe into Lap-Band safety, marketing

By Stuart Pfeifer
Los Angeles Times

Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the 1-800-GET-THIN weight-loss surgery marketing campaign and the safety and effectiveness of the Lap-Band device.

Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and two other House members called for congressional hearings to examine whether the sponsors of the ad campaign, their affiliated clinics and the device’s manufacturer are improperly promoting a potentially dangerous surgery.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0121-get-thin-congress-20120121,0,370231.story

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