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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The Commission serves up 35 more warning letters to companies making false and unsubstantiated COVID-19 claims, including Julie E Health, which marketed a prevention and treatment kit comprised of dietary supplements and purported EMF “remediation” products, capitalizing on conspiracy theory anxieties.
USPTO pilot program aims to examine applications for COVID-19 products subject to approval by FDA within 6 to 12 months. Prioritized examination is available solely for small entities and would save them $2,000.
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.