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Posted by: Janet | 2010-10-12

Diet Pill Q.

Hey doc. My q- if diet pills don''t work, why do they still make them? We should sue for false advertizing, hehe :-) Serious though, surely the FDA and other such associations should ban the manufacturing of diet pills if they don''t work?

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Dear Janet
The problem of slimming pills which are not effective, but are still sold in vast quantities is an example of gross misrepresentation and of misleading the public. In South Africa these over-the-counter slimming pills and products are not governed by any rules and regulations as yet. There are moves afoot to create a statutory body to regulate these often fraudulent products, but it may be years before proper control is put in place. If you as a member of the public have a complaint regarding fraudulent or misleading advertising, you can contact the Advertising Standards Authority (Tel: (011) 781-2006 or e-mail: info@ asasa.org.za) free of charge to lay a complaint.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010-10-13

Dear Janet
The problem of slimming pills which are not effective, but are still sold in vast quantities is an example of gross misrepresentation and of misleading the public. In South Africa these over-the-counter slimming pills and products are not governed by any rules and regulations as yet. There are moves afoot to create a statutory body to regulate these often fraudulent products, but it may be years before proper control is put in place. If you as a member of the public have a complaint regarding fraudulent or misleading advertising, you can contact the Advertising Standards Authority (Tel: (011) 781-2006 or e-mail: info@ asasa.org.za) free of charge to lay a complaint.
Best regards
DietDoc

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