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Search How do I find it? Home News Travel Money Sports Life Tech Weather Washington/Politics Rela On www Sco www AJA www E-m Sig new you E-ma E-m Sel Bre Ge Diet pill sellers fined $25M Updated 1/5/2007 1:53 AM ET E-mail | Save | Print | Reprints & Permissions | Subscribe to stories like this By Edward Iwata, USA TODAY Marketers of four brands of weight-loss pills can keep selling them — but they can't make unproven claims that people will lose weight taking them, the Federal Trade Commission says. The marketers agreed to pay $25 million in fines and penalties to settle FTC charges that their advertising claimed their popular diet pills would cause consumers to lose weight or reduce the risk of serious diseases such as cancer. The FTC said Thursday the claims were not supported by scientific evidence. "You're not going to find weight loss in a bottle of pills," said FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. Platt Majoras said the pills, still available on store shelves, are not dangerous to consumers' health. Nancy Metcalf, senior project editor at Consumers Union, said the group has lobbied for years to strengthen
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