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September 27, 2018

Question: If Optavia Fuelings contain more contaminants than peer products and everyday food, so what?

Answer: Gotham City Research has obtained irrefutable evidence that Medifast/Optavia products are causing illness, (including gastrointestinal and gallbladder problems). The Company is apparently engaging in a cover-up of those problems and has disseminated misleading information. We have posted a recorded conversation, containing Optavia Sales Rep #1’s admission that Optavia products are causing gastrointestinal issues.

The recording with subtitles is available here:

Please read the report to learn more:

September 20, 2018


  • 21% to 74% of Optavia products contain contaminants.

  • Optavia prices will decline, as prices are 2x-4x more expensive than peers’ products & programs.

  • Nearly all Optavia products are not manufactured by the company, contradicting claims otherwise.

  • MED will be required to add warning labels to its products.

  • MED’s Optavia products (its “Fuelings”) will require recalls and/or third-party testing.

  • Shares will decline 62%-86% the current prices


  • 85% of Optavia samples tested by a leading lab exceeded the maximum allowable dose level for lead, per Prop. 65.

  • 23% of the Optavia samples tested exceeded FDA maximum daily intake levels for lead.

  • The Optavia products we had tested contained higher levels of toxic metals than 93% of 133 best-selling protein powder products tested by the Clean Label Project.

  • The average Optavia products tested contain higher lead levels than all 283 ev...

October 12, 2017

  • What has Criteo been hiding?

  • And why is Criteo destroying evidence?


Criteo’s undisclosed acts of desperation show that Apple’s ITP is a game changer.  Read to learn more:

September 21, 2017

Last week we released Method Media Intelligence’s report on Criteo.  Today, Gotham City Research is releasing its first report on Criteo, explaining why we believe that ad fraud is a material problem for Criteo, and that the MMI observations are not isolated examples.  



  • Over 50% of websites using Criteo are of suspect quality

  • Criteo is worse than its peers based on our study of its websites

  • Clients can cut 50%+ spending on Cr...

September 15, 2017

Gotham City Research is releasing Criteo SA (NASDAQ: CRTO): Is Criteo Malware? And Why Does Criteo Refuse to Reveal to its Clients Where Their Ads Are Placed? in two parts:

  • Part I features Method Media Intelligence’s Criteo Report (released today)

  • Part II features Gotham City Research’s Criteo Report (released next week)


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