New Year, Same Sanitizer, COVID-19 Warnings In US; FDA Says Herbal Firm’s ‘Tags’ Are Drug Claims
Past and present are alike for warnings in the US consumer health product space: COVID-19 claims and hand sanitizers with methanol. A recent warning also notes online search terms an herbal supplement business used are drug claims for its products.
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