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FDA Cracks Down on Bogus Coronavirus Cures!

The FDA is cracking down on false claims about supposed cures for COVID-19 that are cropping up on social media, the internet, and targeted email campaigns.

Seven companies — whose goods range from essential oils to colloidal silver — were sent warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the FDA said earlier this week.

“The FDA considers the sale and promotion of fraudulent COVID-19 products to be a threat to the public health,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in an agency news release.

“We have an aggressive surveillance program that routinely monitors online sources for health fraud products, especially during a significant public health issue such as this one,” he added.

Currently, there are no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19, the FDA said.

The warning letters were sent to: Vital Silver; Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd.; Xephyr LLC doing business as N-Ergetics; GuruNanda, LLC; Vivify Holistic Clinic; Herbal Amy LLC, and The Jim Bakker Show.

Besides essential oils and colloidal silver, the products in question include teas and tinctures. These unapproved drugs pose significant health risks and violate federal law, the FDA noted.

Colloidal silver isn’t safe or effective for treating any condition, the FDA has said in the past.

Products that falsely claim to cure, treat or prevent serious diseases like COVID-19 may lead people to delay or stop appropriate medical treatment, resulting in serious and life-threatening harm, the FDA warned.

“We understand consumers are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and urge them to talk to their health care providers, as well as follow advice from other federal agencies about how to prevent the spread of this illness. We will continue to aggressively pursue those that place the public health at risk and hold bad actors accountable,” Hahn said.

There is a high level of anxiety over the potential spread of coronavirus, said Joe Simons, FTC chair.

“What we don’t need in this situation are companies preying on consumers by promoting products with fraudulent prevention and treatment claims. These warning letters are just the first step. We’re prepared to take enforcement actions against companies that continue to market this type of scam,” Simons added.

The companies that received the warning letters have 48 hours to outline steps taken to correct the violations. Companies selling products that falsely claim to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19 may face legal action, including seizure or injunction.

In related news, Attorney General William Barr said that the Department of Justice will have zero tolerance for price gougers on coronavirus related or necessary shelter-in-place supplies.

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  • Debra
    25 March 2020 at 5:41 pm
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    Along with million of others I too use C/S and have done so with great success. Weather C/S would successfully treat this virus is unknown but if I can not get medical treatment I will use again. It’s strange that with all of the pharmaceutical warnings listed on meds they’re concerned about the minor issue of C/S.

  • Peter Davis
    25 March 2020 at 6:45 pm
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    Please ensure that our President understands that he cannot determine the acceptable condition of a medication without the FDA having approved that medication for what his intended and directed use is. If a person dies by using such a medication for an unapproved usage due to the President’s suggestion I hope that it is brought to the President’s attention and the Justice Department would bring court action against the President regarding his actions causing the death of a human.
    In my mind he has already killed humans through his “self approval” of a drug containing a specific ingredient that those people found in another medication not intended for humans, and ingested it.

  • TOd
    25 March 2020 at 7:07 pm
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    STORY IS BS! SILVER WORKS! FDA IS NOT THE LAST WORD ON THIS, JUST ANOTHER BS WAY TO FORCE THE FAILED DRUGS THAT DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD! WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THEY GOT THE FLU VACCINE CORRECT?

  • Joseph Kinge
    25 March 2020 at 8:42 pm
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    COVID -19 is a weapon. Developed by the Communist Chinese dictatorship. It’s own people know it and are against it. Chinese doctors and researchers are being jailed for talking about it or trying to prevent its spreading. This moronic regime thinks it can take over the world when everyone is sick or dying. It is so wrong. Don’t those idiots know we Americans can ALWAYS defeat them?

  • Hat
    25 March 2020 at 9:16 pm
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    You think we trust the lying FDA which is there to enforce the monopolies of lying Big Pharma? It’s called “freedom” you know, what this country was founded upon. Can you tell me where in the constitution our “ruler” are authorized to do this? It’s a good way to make a weak dependent and compliant population which is really what you want isn’t it? Under the pretest of caring about and protecting us. Why not protect our equal human rights which is what you are charged with.

  • Rick Lanham
    26 March 2020 at 1:41 am
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    crack down on trump

    • Ja
      23 May 2020 at 7:27 pm
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      Crack down on Trump Hate Mr President. Trump 2020 🇺🇸

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