The Con Artist

The Con Artist

Parents are attractive targets for con artists. Because parents long so deeply for the best for their kids, businesses spring up promising fantastic benefits even if they can’t deliver. We especially see this with solutions for very frustrating problems (ADHD) or very common ones (those pesky colds).

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is charged with protecting us from fraud. They have taken action against Pedi-Active A.D.D., a dietary supplement marketed to treat ADHD. They have previously taken action against other such products, including Efalex, God’s Recipe, and Pycnogenol.

When considering using a supplement for your child, you might first want to read the FTC brochure “Promotions for Kids’ Dietary Supplements Leave Sour Taste.”

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Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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