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  • Inaction by regulators as weight loss surgery allegations mount

    Inaction by regulators as weight loss surgery allegations mount
    Several current or former workers for the people behind those 1-800-GET-THIN ads have made allegations about this weight-loss enterprise that government regulators should have gotten to the bottom of long ago. Taken together, the allegations are that...
  • State launches Lap-Band investigation

    State launches Lap-Band investigation
    The California Department of Insurance is investigating the business practices of Lap-Band surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to insurer Aetna Inc. The insurance giant said in a statement that it was...
  • 1-800-GET-THIN centers criticized

    1-800-GET-THIN centers criticized
    Weight-loss surgeons from across the United States are attempting to distance themselves from surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising for Lap-Band surgery. In a letter to House members considering a congressional investigation of...
  • Allergan halts Lap-Band sales to 1-800-GET-THIN clinics

    Allergan halts Lap-Band sales to 1-800-GET-THIN clinics
    The maker of the Lap-Band will no longer sell its product to clinics affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company — a blow to Southern California surgery centers that have built an empire implanting the weight-loss devices in people...
  • Doctor accused of 'gross negligence' in death of Lap-Band patient

    Doctor accused of 'gross negligence' in death of Lap-Band patient
    The Medical Board of California has faulted a doctor in the 2010 death of a Lap-Band patient who had surgery at a clinic affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign, filing charges that could cause him to lose his license to practice. The board has...
  • Clinics halt Lap-Band surgeries

    Clinics halt Lap-Band surgeries
    Two clinics tied to 1-800-GET-THIN have temporarily halted Lap-Band weight-loss surgeries after the device's maker said it would no longer sell to companies affiliated with the massive advertising campaign. The two brothers identified in lawsuits as...
  • 1-800-GET-THIN president's suit against Times columnist dismissed

    1-800-GET-THIN president's suit against Times columnist dismissed
    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused a columnist for The Times of illegally recording conversations with the president of the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing firm. The company is known for its ubiquitous billboards plastered along Southland freeways,...
  • Doctor accuses 1-800-GET-THIN president of identity theft

    Doctor accuses 1-800-GET-THIN president of identity theft
    A Marina del Rey anesthesiologist has filed a lawsuit accusing the president of the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing firm of identity theft for using the doctor's name to establish a corporation that billed insurers without his permission. Dr. Martin E. Flynn...
  • Botox not at fault in girl's death, Orange County jury finds

     
    An Orange County jury Tuesday ruled against the mother of a Texas girl who contended Botox injections killed her 7-year-old daughter. The verdict came in what is believed to be the first case to come to trial alleging the botulinum......
  • Demise of Botox tax brings applause from AMA leader

     
    As Senate Democrats look to close debate on the healthcare bill, an epic battle that has drawn in pharmaceutical companies, the insurance industry and ordinary Americans bearing personal horror stories, American Medical Assn. President-elect Cecil B....
  • Death, drug reactions spur concern about Botox safety

    Concerns about the widely used anti-wrinkle treatment Botox and a similar drug arose Friday as federal regulators said they were reviewing reports of at least one death and other serious reactions among some patients. Food and Drug Administration...