Recalls and Warnings
(Date Posted: 5/23/2020)
|FTC Warns 50 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims
On May 21, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 50 companies for selling products such as herbal products, immune system boosters, and vitamin C, with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).
Both the FTC and FDA emphasized that there are currently no approved treatments for the virus and have previously stated: "There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."
Warning letters for supplements and Chinese herbal treatments (use the links below to read the full warning letter):
- AcuIntegra, Inc. (Chinese herbal products)
- American Chinese Medicine Association Clinic (ACMA Cold/Flu treatment)
- Ashland Natural Medicine (Chinese herbal products)
- Beatty Acupuncture (Chinese herbal products)
- Biogetica ("Liberation core immunity kit with X17)
- Carlin Creative Concepts LLC (vitamin C, mushroom products)
- Crescent Moon Herbals, LLC (Buhner's Core Formulations For Corona Virus or SARS)
- Dr. Jill Carnahan (vitamin D3, vitamin C, probiotics, other supplements)
- Dr. Adrian Hohenwarter (d-Lenolate Olive Leaf 60 caps)
- Dr. Alan Christianson (Echinacea, Astragalus, Andrographis, Arabinogalactan)
- Dr. Ronald Hoffman (vitamin D, skullcap, melatonin, nitric oxide, others)
- Dr. Nuzum's Neutraceuticals (Chinese herbal products)
- Energy Wellness Products (D - Vitamin D, Echinacea / Golden Seal, Elderberry D3Fense)
- Hansen Clinic of Natural Medicine (Dr. Hansen's PhytoBiotic)
- Health Remedies (Immunitone Plus, Vitamin D Supreme, ProbioMed 100, Body-Guard, Nat-Stim)
- Herbs Rosalee (Chinese herbal products)
- Hunter's Natural Health (Iodine & Quercetin Supplement)
- Jill's Home Remedies (elderberry, colloidal silver products)
- Lemus Natural (supplement kits)
- Lilac Corp. (Gene-Eden-VIR, Novirin)
- Meta-Labs, Inc. (Vitamin C cream, lung cream, respiratory repsonse, viral immune booster, others)
- Mind & Body Acupuncture (Chinese herbal products)
- Mulberry Leaf Acupuncture and Herbs (Chinese herbal products)
- Nature's Best Relief, Inc. (Ultra Viral Resist Antiviral Supplement)
- Naturopathic European Medical Centre LLCs (Apex Labs Liquid Vitamin D3, Bio-Tech Labs ColSil (colloidal silver 30 ppm), Meta-Genics Labs: Zinc A.G., Nutri-Dyn Vitamin C, Celletech V-Stat)
- Nicole Apelian (Travel Pack, Turkey Tail tincture, Reishi Mushroom tincture, other products)
- NutrientCures.com (Lauricidin, Colloidal Silver, Sambucus)
- OrganyLife (milk products)
- Plum Dragon Herbs (Chinese herbal products)
- Puredia (CyanthOx, others)
- The Raw Food World (Angstrom Silver)
- The Stern Method (vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, others)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic (Chinese herbal products, other supplements)
- Vidl Wellness (herbal tea products)
Warning letters for acupuncture:
Warning letters for homeopathic treatments:
Warning letters for nebulizers:
- Gordon Medical (Nebulized Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), intravenous vitamin C products)
- StuphCorp (H2O2 Nebulizer Treatment)
Warning letters for ozone and intravenous (IV) therapies/hydrotherapy:
Warning letters for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and scalar frequencies:
The agencies instructed the companies to send an email to email@example.com within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps they have taken to correct these violations.
See ConsumerLab's answer to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
For more information, use the link below.
FTC Sends Letters Warning 50 More Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported Claims That Their Products and Therapies Can Effectively Prevent or Treat COVID-19
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