Los Angeles County supervisors voted to press for new state oversight of outpatient surgery centers, a response to concern about the widespread 1-800-GET-THIN advertising for Lap-Band weight-loss surgery.
Supervisors took that step Tuesday after a lengthy hearing about the ad campaign, which came under scrutiny last week from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency says the billboard, radio and television ads are misleading because they don’t adequately warn about risks to patients.
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