FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Direct-to-Consumer Cancer ‘Cures’

FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Direct-to-Consumer Cancer ‘Cures’

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to 14 companies marketing dozens of unapproved “miracle cure” products online with fraudulent claims that they prevent or cure cancer, the agency announced.

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“We encourage people to remain vigilant whether online or in a store, and [to] avoid purchasing products marketed to treat cancer without any proof they will work,” cautioned Douglas W. Stearn, JD, the director of the FDA’s Office of Enforcement and Import Operations in Rockville, Maryland.

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Unsafe products previously taken off the market following FDA enforcement actions have reappeared online because companies simply moved their marketing operations to new websites, the agency noted. Consumer education is therefore key to protecting patients from fraudulent cancer “cures.” (My emphasis)

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Neil

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  • And not before time?

    Let the buyer beware!

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