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2020 Press Announcements - Health Fraud

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

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Date Press Announcement
12/17/2020 FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Certain Male Enhancement and Weight Loss Products Sold Through Amazon, eBay and Other Retailers Due to Hidden, Potentially Dangerous Drug Ingredients
10/30/2020 FDA, Homeland Security Agencies Take Additional Action to Prevent Import of Illegal and Harmful Medical Products Through International Mail Facilities
10/13/2020 FDA Warns Dietary Supplement Companies Illegally Selling Products Containing Cesium Chloride
09/10/2020 FDA Warns Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids to Consumers
07/29/2020 FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Hangover Remedies
07/27/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Reiterates Warning About Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol, Takes Additional Action to Address Concerning Products 
07/20/2020 FDA Protects Patients and Consumers from Fraud During COVID-19
07/02/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Warn, Protect Consumers from Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol
06/17/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Inappropriately Marketing Antibody Tests, Potentially Placing Public Health at Risk
06/16/2020 FDA Warns Four Manufacturers of Unapproved Injectable Drugs Labeled as Homeopathic
06/01/2020 Federal judge enters order of permanent injunction against New York company for distributing unapproved drugs
05/14/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Federal judge enters temporary injunction against Xephyr LLC doing business as N-Ergetics, preventing sale of Colloidal Silver Products for COVID-19
05/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues to Combat Fraudulent COVID-19 Medical Products
04/23/2020 FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling CBD Products to Treat Medical Conditions, Opioid Addiction
04/17/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Federal judge enters emergency injunction against Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, preventing sale of Chlorine Dioxide Products Equivalent to Industrial Bleach to Treat COVID-19
04/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Warns Seller Marketing Dangerous Chlorine Dioxide Products that Claim to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
03/20/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits
03/09/2020 Coronavirus Update: FDA and FTC Warn Seven Companies Selling Fraudulent Products that Claim to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
02/14/2020 FDA's Actions in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus at Home and Abroad
*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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