Bogus Coronavirus Claims For Silver, Essential Oils, Herbalist's Tea 'Protocol' Plus A Price Discount
Obviously unsubstantiated claims on how the products either prevent or cure the virus didn’t escape FDA and FTC's attention -- they warned seven firms attempting to capitalize on consumer fears. They warnings are the “first step” and they plan to enforce action against companies that continue to market products with treatment claims.
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Warning letters show FDA's coronavirus investigations inthe consumer health marketplace didn't stop when it suspended facility inspections. The letters identify firms that previously marketed only bedding products as offering supplements with coronavirus claims or that are in other countries and are shipping to US consumers products promoted with coronavirus claims.
"We're particularly concerned about the health care area right now because obviously that's driving everything now," says Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery III. He and CRN CEO Steve Mister spoke with HBW Insight about regulation of the consumer health marketplace with FDA suspending inspections of facilities operated by businesses manufacturing and marketing products subject to its oversight.
Companies offering OTC sample collection kits to help diagnose COVID-19 quickly fell under scrutiny in the US because the FDA hasn’t authorized any OTC tests.