Thursday, November 29, 2012

If You Ever See This Product Endorsement - RUN!

Saw this as part of an ad for some weight loss snakeoil.

As mentioned, if you ever see this endorsement - run, don't walk, away from the product it's stamped on.

Here's the full ad for those who're curious:



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9 comments:

  1. *RAGE*
    I cannot even describe in words how angry these types of products make me.

    That's all I can say about that.

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  2. Rebecca7:47 am

    Sigh. The best diet I've found for weight loss, reduction of cravings AND great health is a whole foods, no animal products diet. It is satisfying, delicious, endless in its variation - and, best of all, you get to EAT!!

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  3. Anonymous8:30 am

    "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV!"

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  4. Anonymous9:51 am

    As a community pharmacist people are forever asking me about whether or not these products "work"... The desperation in their voice speaks volumes to the predatory marketing techniques of these products as well as to the big box pharmacies decision to carry this type of merchandise on the shelves. Sales are sales right?

    No matter how much we try to tell people that the science doesn't support these products, everyone seems to still be looking for the magic pill and are willing to try just about anything to lose weight.

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  5. Marissa12:22 pm

    Argh, how is this even allowed to be sold in Canada, much less Rexall? Big fail, Health Canada!

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  6. Anonymous2:46 pm

    "burn mores calories" LOL

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  7. But she looks so happy!

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  8. I can see this becoming a new internet meme -- putting the "TV DR Recommended" label onto random things (rat poison, drain cleaner, chainsaws, etc).

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  9. Doctors endorsed cigarettes back in the day, why would you trust a "doctor endorsement" for anything else?

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