March 9, 2020 / 5:20 PM / in a month

BRIEF-FDA & FTC Warn 7 Companies Selling Fraudulent Products That Claim To Treat Or Prevent COVID-19

March 9 (Reuters) - FDA:

* FDA SAYS FDA & FTC WARN 7 COMPANIES SELLING FRAUDULENT PRODUCTS THAT CLAIM TO TREAT OR PREVENT COVID-19

* FDA SAYS THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO VACCINES OR DRUGS APPROVED TO TREAT OR PREVENT COVID-19

* FDA - CROSS-AGENCY TASK FORCE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED & DEDICATED TO CLOSELY MONITOR FOR FRAUDULENT PRODUCTS RELATED TO COVID-19

* FDA - FDA, FTC JOINTLY ISSUED WARNING LETTERS TO VITAL SILVER, QUINESSENCE AROMATHERAPY LTD., XEPHYR, LLC

* FDA - USING FRAUDULENT PRODUCTS MAY LEAD TO DELAYS IN GETTING PROPER DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF COVID-19, OTHER POTENTIALLY SERIOUS DISEASES & CONDITIONS Source text for Eikon:

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