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2019 Press Announcements - Health Fraud

Examples of FDA Press Announcements that cite health fraud* related violations. For all FDA Press Announcements, click here.

Date Press Announcement
12/10/2019 FDA underscores that consumers should not use drugs, dietary supplements and devices recalled from Basic Reset and Biogenyx following consent decree for federal violations
11/25/2019 FDA warns 15 companies for illegally selling various products containing cannabidiol as agency details safety concerns
10/22/2019 FDA, FTC warn company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat teething and ear pain in infants, autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
09/30/2019 FDA and DEA warn website operators illegally selling opioids
09/03/2019 Federal judge enters consent decree against Tennessee drug, dietary supplement and device distributors, Basic Reset and Biogenyx, for drug, device and dietary supplement violations
07/23/2019 FDA warns company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety
06/25/2019 FDA issues warnings to companies selling illegal, unapproved kratom drug products marketed for opioid cessation, pain treatment and other medical uses
06/14/2019 Federal officials seize adulterated dietary supplements from Life Rising Corporation due to poor manufacturing practices
05/30/2019 FDA puts company on notice for marketing unapproved stem cell products for treating serious conditions
03/19/2019 FDA takes action against marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain and other serious conditions
02/11/2019 FDA takes action against 17 companies for illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer's disease
*The FDA defines health fraud as the deceptive promotion, advertising, distribution, or sale of a product represented as being effective to prevent, diagnose, treat, cure or lessen an illness or condition, or provide another beneficial effect on health, but that has not been scientifically proven safe and effective for such purposes.



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