Posted May 9, 2020

FTC Warns 45 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On May 7, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 45 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 general therapy products, supplements, drugs, and Chinese herbal treatments (use the links below to read the full warning letter):
Warning letters for intravenous vitamin C (IVC) therapy:
Warning letters for air purifiers/sanitizers and water filters:
Warning letter for chiropractic therapy:
Warning letter for EMF radiation protection:
Warning letter for homeopathic treatments:
Warning letter for music therapy:
Warning letter for ozone therapy:
The agencies instructed the companies to send an email to rcleland@ftc.gov 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?

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