(RxWiki News) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning 50 more companies for making false claims related to COVID-19 treatments.
The FTC sent warning letters to 50 companies that have made claims that their products can treat or prevent COVID-19. This is actually the fifth time the FTC has sent a group of warning letters for this reason. In total, the FTC has sent warning letters to more than 120 companies and individuals over this issue.
These products violate the FTC Act because the claims these companies are making about their products are not supported by scientific evidence, according to the FTC.
These fraudulent products may actually pose significant risks to you and your family, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
If consumers turn to these products that claim to cure, treat or prevent COVID-19, they may delay or stop appropriate medical care. Delaying the right care or stopping appropriate treatment can place people at serious and life-threatening risk.
Some of these fraudulent products include Chinese herbal medications, music therapy and ozone therapy, among other products.
The FTC sent warning letters to the following companies and individuals:
- Dr. Dale’s Wellness Center
- Naturopathic Health Care
- Viva Healthy Life-Philadelphia Holistic/Homeopathic Clinic
Chinese Herbal Medications/Supplements:
- AcuIntegra, Inc., American Chinese Medicine Association Clinic, Ashland Natural Medicine
- Beatty Acupuncture, Biogetica
- Carlin Creative Concepts LLC, Crescent Moon Herbals, LLC
- Dr. Jill Carnahan (Louisville, Colorado), Dr. Adrian Hohenwarter (Palmyra, Pennsylvania), Dr. Alan Christianson (Scottsdale, Arizona), Dr. Ronald Hoffman (New York, New York), Dr. Nuzum’s Neutraceuticals (Meridian, Idaho)
- Energy Wellness Products
- Hansen Clinic of Natural Medicine, Health Remedies, Herbs Rosalee, Hunter’s Natural Health
- Jill’s Home Remedies
- Lemus Natural, Lilac Corp.
- Meta-Labs, Inc., Mind & Body Acupuncture, Mulberry Leaf Acupuncture and Herbs
- Nature’s Best Relief, Inc., Naturopathic European Medical Centre LLC, Nicole Apelian, NutrientCures.com
- Plum Dragon Herbs, Puredia
- The Raw Food World, The Stern Method, Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic
- Vidl Wellness
- Gordon Medical
- Acupuncture Healing Center, Art of Wellness Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Healing
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and Scalar Frequencies:
- iMRS2000 and Bryant Meyers
Ozone and Intravenous (IV) Therapies/Hydrotherapy:
- Dr. Brownstein's Holistic Medicine/The Center for Holistic Medicine
- Feelin 02 Good
- Holgistic Personalized Healthcare/Natural Care Institute
- LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic
- Vital Source Natural Medicine
A few things the FDA wants the public to know when trying to judge whether a product is legitimate:
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- “Miracle cures” that claim a scientific breakthrough or contain a secret ingredient are likely a scam.
- You can’t test yourself for COVID-19.
If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and call your health care provider.