FDA issued letters warning 15 domestic and foreign companies that the sale of their products to treat diabetes and its complications violates federal law. The products, sold online and in retail stores, include dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, ayurvedics, and prescription drugs sold without a prescription. FDA has not evaluated or approved these products as safe and effective in treating diabetes. Before buying an unproven product or one with questionable claims, check with your health care professional.
- News Release: FDA alerts companies to stop illegal sales of treatments for diabetes
- Questions and Answers: FDA alerts companies to stop the illegal sale of products claiming to treat diabetes
- Consumer Update: Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments
- Medwatch - Diabetes Treatments: FDA Alerts of Illegal Sales - Undeclared Ingredients
- Diabetes Products - Don't Fall for False Promises (YouTube Video)
- Flickr - Illegally Sold Diabetes Products
- Audio Podcast
- En Español: Tratamientos para la diabetes que se venden ilegalmente
1 The other products cited in the warning letters are not listed here.
2 Product name linked to Flickr image when available.