Posted August 15, 2020

FTC Warns 20 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On August 14, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 20 companies for selling products such as vitamin C, hydrochloroquine, omega 3, and melatonin 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, vitamins, botanicals, and herbal remedies (use the links below to read the full warning letter):
Warning letters for intravenous (IV) and ozone therapies:
Warning letter for nasal spray:
Warning letter for skincare products:
Warning letter for anti-viral cards:
Warning letters for chiropractic/acupuncture:
Warning letters for electric current devices (zappers):
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?

See Related Warnings:

Sellers of Essential Oils, Hand Sanitizers and More Warned for Coronavirus Claims

North Isle Wellness Center Warned for Coronavirus Claims

Seller of CBD Tinctures and "Immune Boost Packs" Warned for Coronavirus Claims

KBMO Diagnostics Warned for Unapproved COVID-19 Test

FTC Warns 30 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

FDA Warns Companies Selling Unapproved COVID-19 Tests

FTC Warns 35 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

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