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Posted July 10, 2020

Seller of Hand Sanitizer "Alternative" Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On July 7, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ionogen, LLC for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

The agency emphasized that there are currently no approved treatments for the virus and has 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).

The product Ionopure Skin & Hands was promoted as a "safe and effective alternative to traditional hand sanitizers" with statements such as "The World Health Organization has stated that any chlorine-based solution of at least 500 ppm FAC will kill COVID-19. Ionopure Skin & Hands... meet[s] this standard."

The FDA instructed the companies to send an email to COVID-19-Task-Force-CDER@fda.hhs.gov within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps they have taken to correct these violations.

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