Health Fraud Consumer Updates
Health fraud is the deceptive sale or advertising of products that claim to be effective against medical conditions or otherwise beneficial to health, but which have not been proven safe and effective for those purposes. In addition to wasting billions of consumers' dollars each year, health scams can lead patients to delay proper treatment and cause serious—and even fatal—injuries. To learn how to recognize and protect yourself against health fraud, click the links below.
- May 12, 2009
Health Fraud Scams
- December 17, 2009
Health Fraud Awareness (video)[ARCHIVED]
- April 07, 2010
FDA Warns About Lipodissolve Product Claims[ARCHIVED] Fat-loss product marketers mislead consumers.
- March 27, 2009
More Weight Loss Products Added to Consumer Alert[ARCHIVED]
- November 17, 2008
Beware of Extortion Scam by FDA Impersonators[ARCHIVED]
- February 20, 2009
FDA Law Enforcers Crack Down on Illegal Botox Scammers[ARCHIVED]
- January 26, 2011
FDA Criminal Unit Guards Public Health[ARCHIVED]
- September 18, 2008
Beware of Online Cancer Fraud All cancer treatments must gain FDA approval before they are marketed.
- February 21, 2009
Hidden Risks of Erectile Dysfunction 'Treatments' Sold Online
- October 04, 2007
“Raw Deal” Targets Illegal Steroids