Malcolm Spicer, Managing Editor – US
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Gordon Pedersen was indicted on criminal charges linked to posing as a physician to fraudulently promote and sell ingestible silver-based products as a cure for COVID-19 despite having no evidence his products could treat or cure the disease.
Golden Sunrise business owner Huu Tieu marketed a package of herbal mixtures branded “Emergency D-Virus Plan of Care” with claims to treat COVID-19, says FTC complaint. Tieu was indicted on criminal charges two weeks before FTC filed complaint.
C&D said sales of its brands including vitafusion, L’il Critters and PB8 supplements, Arm & Hammer, Aim and Close-Up toothpastes and Waterpick and Spinbrush power toothbrushes helped drive 8.8% growth to $386.4m for the personal and health care categories.
After challenging claims made in Instagram post and advised business offering walk-in and by-appointment services at multiple NYC locations, NAD referred its questions to regulators after the firm failed to provide substantiation.
As CFSAN warned seven marketers, supplement products from numerous other businesses advertised as hangover remedies, or as formulations to prevent symptoms associated with overindulgence, remained available to US consumers. Like one business FDA warned, numerous companies are offering OTC intravenous treatments for hangovers, available at locations accepting walk-in or by-appointment customers.
Adventure Ready Brands is the second small firm warned recently by FDA about manufacturing and marketing products labeled as nonprescription drugs but noncompliant with relevant OTC drug monographs and about GMP violations.