Like Other Outbreaks, Coronavirus Symptoms Include False Health Claims, Price-Gouging
FDA isn't alone monitoring drug, medical device and food companies making false Covid-19 treatment claims. New York AG warns Jim Bakker, UK agency cuts off face mask ads, Amazon removes thousands of products priced to cheat fearful consumers and Facebook cuts false ads.
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Amazon requires firms selling supplements on its site in the US to demonstrate their products comply with FDA regulations for labeling and GMPs. Marketers that don’t submit documentation face removal of their products from the site.
Latest letters from website reviews push to 62 the number of warnings the FDA, either jointly with the FTC or on its own, has made stating that no drug has yet been approved by the agency for use in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or cure of COVID-19.
NPA asks Congress to include supplements in legislation defining "medical expenses” covered by pre-tax health savings accounts. The trade group says industry would prefer supplements were included with OTC drugs in provision in recently passed COVID-19 relief legislation that changed pre-tax account rules.