Posted June 4, 2020

FTC Warns 35 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On June 4, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 35 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 vitamins, supplements, silver, and Chinese herbal treatments:
Warning letters for intravenous (IV) and ozone therapies and immunity boosting injections (use the links below to read the full warning letter):
Warning letter for stem cell treatments:
Warning letter for electromagnetic field blocking patches:
Warning letter for essential oils:
Warning letters for homeopathic treatments:
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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