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Dubious Claims Made for DZ10 Enzyme Supplement

DZ10 is an enzyme product claimed to improve digestion, increase energy, and cause weight loss. It is marketed by 3 Girls LLC, of Homdel, New Jersey, which was registered in Nevada in 2014 as a limited liability corporation. The sole officer listed on its registration form is Michele B. Del Presto (manager). A few months …

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Movie to Promote Vitamin Product

This article was originally published in the July 1985 issue of Nutrition Forum: Alacer Corporation of Buena Park, California, has announced that screen star Sylvester “Rocky” Stallone has plans to plug Emergen-C, the company’s vitamin C/electrolyte mix, during his next film. Stallone’s enthusiasm for the product is vividly described in the poster . . . distributed June …

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Dr. Oz Makes Wacky Claims for Pajamas

Mehmet Oz, M.D., is very personable and provides some worthwhile advice on his television programs. However, many of his guests provide dubious and sometimes dangerous advice (such as opposition to recommended vaccines). Moreover, Oz helps promotes disreputable practices (such as homeopathy, reiki, and communicating with the spirits of the dead) and advocates many dubious products. …

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Scraper Pro, Phone Broadcast Club, and IbuzzPro: How to Become a Major Nuisance in Two Easy Steps

Internet-based telemarketing schemes that promise great rewards may pose a threat to Web site operators who post their telephone numbers. In February 2010, I began receiving unsolicited, prerecorded, commercial calls from a telemarketer named “Bob” who promised that I could “get unlimited free leads . . . and have your prospects calling you instead of …

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Bayer Ads Misleading Men about Prostate Cancer

Center for Science in the Public Interest Press Release, June 18, 2009 The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has notified Bayer Healthcare that it will sue the company if it continues to claim that the selenium in its One A Day vitamins may reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer. Advertisements and labels for …

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Some Notes on Prince Charles’s Duchy Originals Detox Tincture (50ml for £10)

“Detox” is based on the naturopathic notion that: Toxins damage the body in an insidious and cumulative way. Once the detoxification system becomes overloaded, toxic metabolites accumulate, and sensitivity to other chemicals, some of which are not normally toxic, becomes progressively greater. This accumulation of toxins can wreak havoc on normal metabolic processes [1]. A …

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Companies with Unsatisfactory BBB Ratings

This pages lists companies that have had an unsatisfactory rating from a state or local Better Business Bureau (BBB) and, in my opinion, have made dubious health-related claims for their products. In nearly all cases, state and local BBB ratings are based on whether or not the company has responded appropriately to consumer complaints or …

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“Notox® Anti-Hangover” Claims Challenged

In April 2004, the National Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that A.D. Pharma stop making a long list of advertising claims for its alleged hangover remedy notox.® The company, which is located in of Satellite Beach, Florida, had begun marketing the product in 2002 with television advertising and a Web site. According to the company’s …

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