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2017 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
12/12/2017 FDA warns companies for promoting alternatives to street drugs
11/14/2017 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA advisory about deadly risks associated with kratom
11/14/2017 FDA warns about illegal use of injectable silicone for body contouring and associated health risks
11/01/2017 FDA warns companies marketing unproven products, derived from marijuana, that claim to treat or cure cancer
09/26/2017 Federal judge orders Flawless Beauty to stop distributing unapproved drugs, recall certain products
09/25/2017 FDA conducts major global operation to protect consumers from potentially dangerous prescription drugs sold online
04/25/2017 FDA takes action against 14 companies for selling illegal cancer treatments
03/14/2017 Colorado unapproved drug and dietary supplement makers ordered to cease operations for federal violations
02/09/2017 Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide
01/27/2017 FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products
*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.