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2010 Press Announcements - Health Fraud

2010 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
12/30/2010 FDA warns consumers not to use Fruta Planta weight loss products
12/30/2010 La FDA advierte a los consumidores a no consumir los productos para perder peso Fruta Planta
12/15/2010 FDA: Tainted products marketed as dietary supplements potentially dangerous
12/15/2010 FDA warns consumers to avoid Man Up Now capsules
11/19/2010 FDA warns consumers not to use Vigor-25
10/23/2010 FDA Issues Consumer Safety Alert: Hyland’s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children
10/14/2010 FDA participates in ‘International Internet Week of Action’
10/14/2010 FDA issues warnings to marketers of unapproved ‘chelation’ products
10/13/2010 Government takes action against Montana drug manufacturer
10/08/2010 FDA: Potentially harmful stimulant found in Slimming Beauty capsules
10/08/2010 FDA: Hallazgo de un estimulante potencialmente dañino en las cápsulas adelgazantes Slimming Beauty
10/08/2010 Abbott Laboratories agrees to withdraw its obesity drug Meridia
09/28/2010 FDA warns three companies to stop making unproven claims on mouth rinses
09/15/2010 Forest Pharmaceuticals agrees to guilty plea for violating FDA laws
08/25/2010 FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid TimeOut Capsules
07/30/2010 FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS)
07/27/2010 Federal Agents Seize FastSize Extenders and FastSize EQM Erectile Quality Monitors
07/12/2010 New Jersey Woman Sentenced for Committing Insurance Fraud and Selling Prescription Fertility Drugs via the Internet
07/09/2010 Federal Agents Seize Bee-Shield Hand Sanitizer from Puerto Rican Company
07/09/2010 Spanish: Federal Agents Seize Bee-Shield Hand Sanitizer from Puerto Rican Company
07/08/2010 FDA Public Health Alert: Que She Weight Loss Capsules Contain Potentially Harmful Ingredients
07/08/2010 Chinese: FDA Public Health Alert: Que She Weight Loss Capsules Contain Potentially Harmful Ingredients
07/01/2010 Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Over 4 Years for Health Care Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Misbrand Drugs
06/21/2010 FDA Marks First Anniversary of Tobacco Control Act
06/19/2010 FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Magic Power Coffee
06/17/2010 FDA Warns About Fraudulent Tamiflu
06/10/2010 FDA Seizes More Than $32,000 Worth of Bulk Honey from Philadelphia Distribution Center
05/21/2010 Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, LLC Pleads Guilty to Illegal Promotion of Topamax and is Sentenced to Criminal Fine of $6.14 Million
05/11/2010 FDA: ‘Bad Ad Program’ to Help Health Care Providers Detect, Report Misleading Drug Ads
05/01/2010 FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Vita Breath Dietary Supplement
04/20/2010 Federal Prisoner Serving Time for Health Care Fraud Charged with Distributing Misbranded Drugs that were Labeled as "All-Natural" Sexual Enhancement
04/15/2010 FDA Issues Warning Letters for Drugs Promoted in Fat Elimination Procedure
04/05/2010 Federal Government Seizes Dozens of Misbranded Drug Products
03/25/2010 Two Arrested for Illegally Trafficking Counterfeit Weight Loss Medication
03/03/2010 FDA Calls on Food Companies to Correct Labeling Violations; FDA Commissioner Issues an Open Letter to the Industry
03/02/2010 U.S. Attorney News Release: Boca Raton Man Sentenced for Nutritional Supplement Scam
01/18/2010 FDA Warns Consumers about Counterfeit Alli

*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.