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Resource ID: #15290
Subject: Health Care
Source: NBC News Dateline
Date: July 27, 1998



"A Slim Chance" is a two part investigation of the use of diet drug combinations and herbal diet remedies by NurtiSystem, a national weight loss chain. Dateline sent two producers wearing hidden cameras to NurtiSystem chains in three states. One of the producers was significantly overweight, whereas the other was only moderately overweight. The investigation discovered NutriSystem doctors making claims as to the effectiveness and safety of their drugs without any clinical data to support them.

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