FTC to Hold Weight Loss Advertising Workshop

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WHAT: A workshop to explore the impact that deceptive weight-loss product advertising has on public health and new approaches for fighting the proliferation of false, misleading, and unsubstantiated claims. The workshop will consist of panels featuring advertising executives, media experts, members of the weight-loss industry, public health officials, medical professionals, and researchers.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2002, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: FTC Headquarters Building
Room 432
600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington D.C.
DETAILS: For more information about the workshop, visit www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/weightloss.

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