Companies touting false coronavirus treatments, cures get warning from FDA
Seven companies received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that their products can treat or cure the novel coronavirus. There is currently no treatment nor vaccine approved for COVID-19, which has infected at least 109,577 people worldwide, although there are several in early development and under investigation.
However, the companies that received the warning letters claim that their teas, essential oils, tinctures and colloidal silver – which the FDA has previously warned against using – can help prevent, treat or even cure the novel coronavirus.
“There already is a high level of anxiety over the potential spread of coronavirus,” FTC chairman Joe Simons said in a news release. “What we don’t need in this situation are companies preying on consumers by promoting products with fraudulent prevention and …continued .
[Source: Fox News]