MediLean Diet Clinic Responds to FDA Ban of Illegal, Homeopathic, hCG Weight Loss Products

Contact: Cindy Macer, MD
Phone: (310)621-5152
1 W. California Blvd #121
Pasadena, CA 91105

Press Release

MediLean Diet Clinic Responds To FDA Ban Of Illegal, Homeopathic, hCG Weight Loss Products

Los Angeles, December 7, 2011:  MediLean hCG Diet Clinics announced its strong support of the FDA decision to ban over the counter hCG hormone products. Dr. Cindy Macer, founder and owner of the MediLean clinics stated that, “I was happy to learn today that the FDA would make it illegal to sell hCG supplements over the counter and over the internet. Unless the hCG hormone is prescribed and administered under medical supervision, it is not safe for weight loss.

The hCG Diet program using prescription strength hCG has been enormously popular due to its spectacular results. The over- the-counter homeopathic hCG drops and supplements however are not the same as the pharmaceutical grade hCG prescribed by a physician and can be extremely dangerous to consumers.

hCG is the abbreviation for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a hormone that was discovered in the 1950’s by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons. It has been shown to be one of the most effective weight loss drugs on the market today, but should be properly administered by a physician. Used in conjunction with a medically supervised very low calorie diet (VLCD), countless patients have seen rapid weight loss results while on the hCG diet program.

Dr. Macer went on to explain that the only safe delivery method of the hCG hormone is from a doctor. She said, “It is not safe for patients to be taking over-the-counter or internet homeopathic hCG and going on a very low calorie diet without the supervision of a physician or medical staff.  In addition, it must be pharmaceutical grade hCG for safe treatment. In order to be considered real pharmaceutical grade hCG, it must be obtained through prescription by a registered physician.”

The MediLean Clinic expects a spike in the number of individuals seeking medically supervised hCG weight loss treatment as a direct result of the FDA decision. Individuals who are interested in a medically supervised hCG program are invited tovisit MediLean’s website, The site contains a great deal of information on hCG and information about how to schedule an initial consultation.

About: The MediLean Weight Loss Clinics are located in Pasadena, Newport Beach, and Rolling Hills Estates. The clinics are owned and operated by Dr. Cindy Macer. She is assisted in her practice by registered dietician Karla Schmidt who also provides nutritional consulting. MediLean can be examined further online at,