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  • Lap-Band maker needs to step up

    Lap-Band maker needs to step up
    Like most big companies, Irvine pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. likes to project the image of an upstanding corporate citizen. Indeed, it devotes several pages of its website to its purported good works. Yet it's still proper to ask: When will...
  • The Crowd: Pink ties blend with Angels red at ball

    Their goal was to "hit it out of the park." The 2011 Pink Tie Ball, produced by the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, recently took place at Angel Stadium. The benefit event drew nearly 400 guests and netted $310,000, earmarked...
  • 1-800-GET-THIN is sued by former workers

    1-800-GET-THIN is sued by former workers
    Workers at weight-loss surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign persuaded patients to have medically unnecessary surgeries and billed insurance companies for procedures that were never performed, a new lawsuit alleges. Two women who...
  • 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...
  • Irwin to be key speaker

    Hale Irwin is known as the only two-time champion of the Toshiba Classic. During the week of the 18th Toshiba Classic he'll be known as keynote speaker at the annual Breakfast with a Champion, presented by the Allergan Foundation on March 13. The...
  • 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,...