Diet Doc Weight Loss understands that at this time of year, there are many consumers searching for a weight loss plan, including hCG diet plan, hCG drops diet, Atkins diet, Mediterranean diet and more. Organizations, even doctors offering the hCG drops diet should be warned that hCG drops are a placebo and are illegal according to the FDA. "The reason is there are no over-the-counter products that contain a prescription medication. If there was, then a prescription for the product would be required", states Julie Wright, President of Diet Doc. The FDA has issued this statement to help people understand that there are laws regarding false advertising on weight loss products that make unrealistic claims, or that advertise a product, such as the hCG drops diet, as hCG drops only work when the consumer starves themselves on a 500 calorie per day diet. Such low calories can cause cardiac arrest, muscle loss, saggy skin and more, reports Wright.