US COVID-19 Fraud: Licorice Promoted As Treatment, Unapproved Tests Offered OTC
FDA and FTC continue adding to total each has made during novel coronavirus pandemic. FTC's latest include peroxide gel and licorice as treatments; FDA’s emphasizes in warnings that three businesses' tests were not approved for OTC sales or for home use.
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