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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Fraud Consumer Updates

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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.

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