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State launches Lap-Band investigation
Los Angeles Times

The California Department of Insurance is investigating the business practices of Lap-Band surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to insurer Aetna Inc.

The insurance giant said in a statement that it was cooperating with the department’s law enforcement branch, which has the power to make arrests and pursue criminal charges, to “investigate alleged fraud against our members by the 1-800-GET-THIN … surgery centers.”