President of 1-800-GET-THIN marketing firm resigns

Robert Silverman says he is leaving ‘to pursue other career opportunities.’ The campaign came under increasing scrutiny after the deaths of five patients since 2009.


By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles TimesMarch 2, 2012

The president of the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company, which has blanketed Southern California freeways and television and radio stations with ads for Lap-Band weight-loss surgery, said he has resigned “to pursue other career opportunities.”

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