[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-3269]

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[Federal Register: February 11, 1994]


[Dkt. C-3476]


Physicians Weight Loss Centers of America, Inc., et al.; 
Prohibited Trade Practices, and Affirmative Corrective Actions

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Consent order.


SUMMARY: In settlement of alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 
unfair acts and practices and unfair methods of competition, this 
consent order prohibits, among other things, the Ohio diet-program 
companies from misrepresenting the performance or safety of any weight-
loss program they offer in the future, and would require them to have 
scientific data to substantiate future claims they make regarding 
weight loss and maintenance. In addition, the consent order requires 
certain disclosures regarding safety and health risks.

DATES: Complaint and Order issued December 22, 1993.\1\

    \1\Copies of the Complaint, the Decision and Order, and 
Commissioner Owen's statement are available from the Commission's 
Public Reference Branch, H-130, 6th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20580.

Michael Milgrom, Cleveland Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission, 
668 Euclid Ave., suite 520-A, Cleveland, OH 44114. (216) 522-4207.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, October 12, 1993, there was 
published in the Federal Register, 58 FR 52775, a proposed consent 
agreement with analysis In the Matter of Physicians Weight Loss Centers 
of America, Inc., et al., for the purpose of soliciting public comment. 
Interested parties were given sixty (60) days in which to submit 
comments, suggestions or objections regarding the proposed form of 
other order.

    No comments having been received, the Commission has ordered the 
issuance of the complaint in the form contemplated by the agreement, 
made its jurisdictional findings and entered an order to cease and 
desist, as set forth in the proposed consent agreement, in disposition 
of this proceeding.

    Authority: Sec. 6, 38 Stat. 721; 15 U.S.C. 46. Interprets or 
applies sec. 5, 38 Stat. 719, as amended; 15 U.S.C. 45, 52.
Donald S. Clerk,
[FR Doc. 94-3269 Filed 2-10-94; 8:45 am]