CONSUMER WARNING ABOUT BOSLEY HAIR CLINICS AND BOSLEY.COM WEBSITE

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Failure to Warn Patients About Propecia  An article from Examiner.com Propecia Victims Furious Bosley Knew of Drug's Dangers went in depth about Bosley patients who say their lives were ruined from bad advice and drugs prescribed by Bosley doctors. "Looking back, it's clear that by placing my trust in Bosley Medical, I made the biggest mistake of my life"- former Bosley patient. It also described Bosley's "Laundry List of Infractions". See: Bosley Sells Propecia After Bashing Its Side Effects

"Plug Pulled" on Aderans Research Institute  Hope turned to disillusionment and anger for many who believed promises made by Ken Washenik, Bosley's medical director, about new technologies ARI and Bosley were bringing to market. Aderans suddenly liquidated the assets of its hair multiplication division without explanation (during Phase 2 trials it was realized that the process couldn't create new hairs but instead might only help prevent follicles from future loss).

For more than a decade Washenik accepted accolades and generated media coverage and chat room buzz while leading on industry insiders and consumers with his erroneous claims of a panacea for hair loss being just around the corner.

According to its website Washenik is still the medical director and president of Bosley.

 Surgical Drawbacks  Bosley affiliate Aderans Research Institute outlined what a bad option surgery on its website stating that with Bosley's type of surgery "there often isn't enough hair on the back of the head to make up for the loss on top, leaving the client with a make-do patchwork of thinly implanted follicles". Since then Bosley's parent company Aderans of Japan has stopped funding ARI and their website has been taken down.

Who Owns Bosley?, cont.  Aderans' financial reports reveal that they are more concerned with generating sales and maximizing revenue than objectively serving patients. Measures to boost sales and increase customer spending include: introducing alternate hair care solutions to attract clients into their offices (where they can pitch them on surgery), reviewing the incentive program -employee compensation based on the number of surgical procedures sold, and improving the contract (sales closing) ratio.  

Spamming Your Inbox   Consumers should be wary before ordering the Bosley information kit (essentially an extended version of their infomercial) because they will be treated as a sales lead. The information that consumers provide will set them up for an endless amount of spam email, solicitations, and telephone calls from Bosley salespeople.

Internet Censorship and Cyberbullying   When webmasters of bosleymedicalviolations.com refused Bosley's repeated attempts to get them into negotiations to sell it, Bosley hired third parties to confront the webmasters at home on numerous occasions and express its anger with the site and demand that changes be made under threats of (further) litigation.*

This fits Bosley's modus operandi of trying to eliminate or drown derogatory information and reviews on the web which has included intimidating and suing patients who have spoken out, attempting to flood search engine results with mirror sites, and purchasing negative domain names like bosleysucks.com so others can't use them. A UDRP Panel concluded that they were engaged in the practice of "Cyber-bullying".

Coming Soon: Bosley ruins the random nature of consumer forums by engineering and submitting its own reviews.

*Bosley was unsuccessful in court when it tried to prevent consumers from being able to view websites that published Bosley's medical violations.

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