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Ebola Crisis Causes Drug Claim Symptoms In Products Marketed As Supplements

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FTC joins FDA in one of the three warning letters to firms claiming their products can either prevent or treat Ebola. One firm’s website offers a video titled, “Urgent Message to Ebola-Stricken Nations' Heads of State,” and another claims “primary uses for oregano include athlete’s foot, candida, canker sores, Ebola virus.”

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