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Jun 17, 2014 5:15 AM

Dr. Oz to Testify on Weight Loss Scams

WASHINGTON - Mehmet Oz, the host of the Dr. Oz show, is among the witnesses in a senate hearing today.

Senator Claire McCaskill called the hearing focused on false and deceptive advertising for weight loss products.
She's chair of the commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, product safety and insurance.

The hearing comes as the Federal Trade Commission sues pure green coffee, a company based in Florida.

The suit alleges the company capitalized on the green coffee bean diet fad with bogus weight-loss claims and fake news sites to market its supplement.

The suit says the company began selling its product weeks after green coffee was promoted on the Dr. Oz show.

It also says the company falsely claimed Dr. Oz had endorsed its product.

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