Xenadrine, TrimSpa, CortiSlim, One-A-Day Makers to Pay $26 Million

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

Bayer, others settle with US over weight-loss ads [Reuters]

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.