COVID-19 Fraud In US: Online Pharmacies Promote HIV Drug, Ammo Dealer Pitches Vitamin C
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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Two e-commerce sites offering steroids OTC also were offering HIV and influenza drugs as treatments for COVID-19, according to FDA warnings. The listings have been removed but the operators were asked to provide plans to remedy violations within 48 hours.
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.
Recent US consumer health and beauty product recalls also include three shades of lip moisturizer with sunscreen, made by Pfizer and marketed by GSK due to a packaging problem. A Florida firm recalled one lot of a CBD oil tincture after a state agency’s test found high lead levels.