The work that we do at Dietfraud.com is not supported by drug companies or government agencies. We are entirely funded by your kind support. So if you find this site valuable, please click on one of the links below, or order something that you need from one of our sponsored links.
Thank Our Great Sponsors
Body Science Slimming Patch and more
For a good scam in Ontario call 905-303-0187
This scam is really unbelievable. But, at least this one does not seem to be run by Patrice Runner of the infamous Svelt Patch empire. If you like blondes who use to tanning booths sans eye protection, or perhaps you need to take a few inches from your fat wallet and use their vibrating weight loss machines, penis enlarging patches, and breast developing cream you will love the entire selection available from Body Science in the Toronto area.
Bandaids that contain next to nothing
Bogus homeopathic diet patch scams have come full circle. In 1988, the FDA took action against Meditrend International, of San Diego. Their Appetoff patches were nothing more than small circular bandaids that they asked the user to place a drop of a supposed homeopathic liquid.
The FDA seized the Appetoff patches and materials worth $22 million. The patches were tested by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and no active ingredients were found. I think that we can assume that the latest patches face the same challenges.
Click on picture above for English. Click here for French
We bought this at PharmaPlus on June 24, 2002. This is an amazing example of what is wrong with major drug store chains today. They don't care if they sell fraudulent products, and they won't respond to criticism. Right beside it on the shelf sat the Bell EZEE Slimming Patches.
The Body Science package "claims" that this product is endorsed by the American Institute of Homeopathy. We have been unable to confirm this and have left a message with them.
If you want to e-mail the AIH yourself to ask them, click here.
Classic Patch Scams
You can take action against these scam artists. Just keep us posted when you see them.
Bogus claims made by Body Science:
"The natural ingredient in the transdermal patch goes directly into the body through
the skin allowing you to get the entire benefit of it's ingredients in a very controlled
way. This system is similiar to the patch used to quit smoking"
In case it doesn't work you have two choices....
NO make that three:
Put two patches on each day
Go see one of their "trained" nutritional counselors
Call Health Canada and file complaints for fraud
These patch scams continue despite years and years of FDA, Competition Bureau and FTC actions. In fact these recent scams have been given the blessings of major Canadian drug store chains who sell them for huge profits.
Here are two patch scams that been closed down by U.S. and Canadian governments over the years. Why they continue at this time is unforgiveable.
"Do Nothing" Policies
OUR GOVERNMENTS' "DO NOTHING" POLICIES ENCOURAGE REPEAT FLIM-FLAMS
When is the government of Canada going to take action against the
newspapers and the companies who market this junk on unsuspecting
We demand a complete investigation why the government has failed to take
action against any of these companies. The diet and weight loss scam industry
is worth billions in North America, and much of it comes from Canada. In other
words our country is a safe-haven for hundreds of scam artists who use the
internet and advertise freely in newspapers without fear of investigation by
our governement. Someone right now stands to make millions operating from the
safety of Toronto, right under the noses of Health Canada and the Ontario
government consumer protection branch.
We appeal to the ASC, the government, both Provincial and Federal to take control
of the fraud artists that are preying on the public. Right now, Canada is the
laughing stock of the world when it comes to the control of health quackery.
We will continue to do everything possible to educate the Canadian public about scam
artists and rogue health care providers on our web sites. But, it seems clear from
where I sit, that our governments just doesn't care about false advertising, health
scams and the dangerous products that come into our country. They also don't care
about mailorder scams that originate here, but are often part of an underground
cash-filled pipeline to some island in the Lesser Antilles.
The world of health fraud on the internet includes dozens of other stories, some
of them are very serious and involve doctors who are try to ship quack cancer drugs
out of Canada into the U.S. That's another story, one that we will cover later on.
Office of Natural Health Products
What did the government do about diet and health fraud? Late last year, they
decided to form a new office, a spin-off of Health Canada. They appointed a
dozen or so people to a transition team, the overwhelming majority supposedly
represented the cream of the crop who work in companies that supply Canada with
vitamins, herbs, and other alternative health products. These are the very people
who can't prove that their products work, who can't prove that there products are
safe, and yet the government appoints them to a transition team to set up standards
in the natural and herbal product industry.
While the company that sells this particular product featured in this article is unknown, it is a prime
example of what the government has failed to do. Having an Office of Natural
Health Products is like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop.
Why hasn't Health Canada or the police visited the vendors, and their associates to see what is really going on. Where is the money going from their profits? Is it being laundered overseas?
We Demand that Action be Taken Now!
Our web sites will cover the story of government failure to control the
false claims made in major publications, on the internet, on the radio
and televison info-mercials until something is done.
Terry Polevoy, M.D.
938 King St. West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
SEND US YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS:
Please send any questionable diet ads in your local paper or magazines
from this company. Include the date, the name of the publication, and we
will scan them in and forward them to the proper department at the Bureau
of Competition of Industry Canada. Please send them even if the ads were
in non-Canadian publications. American and other foreign magazines are
everywhere. If we don't know that the scams are out there, we won't be
able to complain.