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COVID-19 Fraud In US: Online Pharmacies Promote HIV Drug, Ammo Dealer Pitches Vitamin C

Executive Summary

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.

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