Chicago Doctor’s Research Fails Federal Smell Test

FTC orders weight-loss firm Sensa Products to return $26.5 million

This month the Federal Trade Commission announced it had reached a $26.5 million settlement with the marketers of Sensa Weight Loss System after accusing the company and Hirsch of false and deceptive advertising practices. Related FTC cracks down on California weight-loss firm for deceptive marketing Hirsch, who patented Sensa’s “tastant” crystals and holds an ownership stake in Sensa Products, is barred under the agreement from making weight-loss claims about dietary supplements, food or drugs unless they are backed up with two adequate and well-controlled human clinical trials. The decision represents a highly public rebuke for Hirsch, a neurologist and psychiatrist who operates the Smell & Taste Research and Treatment Foundation in Chicago and describes himself as “one of the nation’s foremost experts on smell and taste.” A popular, engaging speaker, Hirsch is frequently quoted in national newspapers, magazines and on television about his latest research conclusions on provocative and entertaining topics such as how people’s food preferences can help them find true love. His seven books include “What Flavor is Your Personality?” and “Scentsational Sex.” His foundation’s website states that Hirsch has conducted and published more than 200 research projects on http://online.wsj.com/article/HUG1754472.html sensory disorders and how certain smells and tastes affect mood, perception and behavior.
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Should Your Employer Recommend Weight-Loss Drugs?

Workers will get the new medications at preferred rates, with co-pays generally between $30 and $50, depending on the plan. The pilot program is available only to Aetna clients who are self-insuredthat is, the employer assumes garcinia cambogia reviews the risk for employee medical costs and uses Aetna to administer its health plan. It began when the companies behind the new weight-loss meds, Eisai and Vivus, approached Aetna about a collaboration, Pezalla says. Many of Aetnas self-insured health plans dont cover the drugs.
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The 15 Best Weight Loss Tips, Ever!

Never get too hungry You make poor decisions when your judgment is compromised. Hunger is a primal urge that’s difficult to deny. When you’re famished, it’s hard to hold off until you can find healthy food. As a result, you end up eating anything that’s not nailed down, and typically, regretting it.
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