In December it was reported that several people died after responding to ads posted around Southern California for 1-800-GET-THIN, which connects potential patients to several medical centers. The clinics fall into a "regulatory no man's land," and at the time several government agencies said they didn't have the authority to investigate. Now another woman who had Lap-Band surgery at one of the facilities is dead.
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