Bad, bad, bad. From Reuters:
- Bayer AG and several smaller companies agreed to pay the U.S. government almost $26 million to settle allegations of false weight-loss advertising claims, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.
The settlements involve Bayer’s One-A-Day WeightSmart multi-vitamin, as well as the diet pills CortiSlim, TrimSpa and Xenadrine EFX, which are made and sold by other companies.
“You’re not going to find weight loss in a bottle of pills,” FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras told reporters. The pills will still be sold, but with modified advertising.—MEGHANN MARCO