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Posted April 3, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of Homeopathic Medicine for Coronavirus Claims

On April 1, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Homeomart Indibuy for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company was promoting homeopathic products with statements such as "Best Homeopathy Preventive Medicine for Corona Virus Infection... Arsenicum album 30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against Corona virus infections" and "Clinical Indications: Arsenic Album... This medicine is highly recommended to treat respiratory complaints (in conditions like common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)." 

The FDA emphasized that there are currently no approved treatments for the virus stating: "For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products identified above." 

The agency instructed the companies to send an email to within 48 hours of reciept 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)?.

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