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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Salud: FDA aprueba nuevo implante de silicona

    Salud: FDA aprueba nuevo implante de silicona
    La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA) aprobó recientemente el implante mamario MemoryShape para aumentar el tamaño del seno en mujeres de al menos 22 años y para reconstruir el tejido de mama en mujeres de cualquier...
  • Briefly In The News

    SILB gives award to Santa Ana resident Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach presented its Women's Opportunity Award to Santa Ana resident Teresa Rodriguez, a single mother of a 5-year-old son, according to a news release. The award was given to...
  • Botox maker Allergan sued by Las Vegas surgeon

     
    A Las Vegas plastic surgeon has sued Allergan Inc., accusing the Irvine pharmaceutical company of selling its popular wrinkle treatment Botox in large vials and encouraging physicians to unsafely reuse them. Dr. Julio L. Garcia contends that Allergan sold...
  • Lap-Band maker issues own advertising guidelines

     
    Lap-Band maker Allergan Inc. is distancing itself from surgical centers at the center of a new controversy over misleading advertising of the weigh-loss device. A spokeswoman for the Irvine company said it issued its own voluntary advertising guidelines...
  • FDA's 1-800-GET-THIN warning follows L.A. County official's complaint

     
    The Food and Drug Administration has ordered 1-800-GET-THIN, the company behind the advertising campaign for Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, to take better steps to warn consumers about risks of such procedures. The move comes one year after Los Angeles...
  • FDA accuses 1-800-GET-THIN centers of deceptive advertising

     
    Weight loss surgical centers affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN have been accused by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for misleading consumers about the risks of the device used to treat obesity....