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FDA Warns 14 Companies over Questionable Health Product Claims

by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid 65 products sold online which, according to the agency, come with bogus claims that they can treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent cancer, along with other medical conditions. However, the companies which received the warning were not ordered to stop selling their products. [1]

Referring to the pills, creams, and teas as “a cruel deception,” the FDA says the products are a waste of time and money, and have the potential to harm buyers.

The products in the scope of U.S. regulators are untested and not FDA-approved, and some of them contain natural ingredients that could interact dangerously with prescription drugs. Though it’s important to note that the potential for complications when mixing any ingredients is always a possibility; so it’s never a bad idea to look into that yourself or ask a doctor before mixing any supplements and prescriptions.

Douglas Stearn, director of the FDA’s Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, said:

“Consumers should not use these or similar unproven products because they may be unsafe and could prevent a person from seeking an appropriate and potentially lifesaving cancer diagnosis or treatment.” [2]

Read: Investigation: Many Herbal Supplements Found to Contain ZERO Herbs

On April 25, the agency posted warning letters it sent to 14 manufacturers, informing them that they must remove their “fraudulent” claims describing the products as drugs, or risk harsh fines. [1]

FDA consumer safety officer Nicole Kornspan said in a statement:

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