Posted May 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):
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 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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