- For Immediate Release:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- As part of the FDA’s effort to protect consumers, the agency issued a warning letter jointly with the Federal Trade Commission to For Our Vets LLC dba Patriot Supreme for selling unapproved products with fraudulent COVID-19 claims. The company sells CBD products with misleading claims that the products can mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19 in people. There are currently no FDA-approved products to prevent or treat COVID-19. FDA requested that Patriot Supreme immediately stop selling these unapproved and unauthorized products. Consumers concerned about COVID-19 should consult with their health care provider.
- Testing updates:
- As of today, 282 tests are authorized by FDA under EUAs; these include 220 molecular tests, 56 antibody tests, and 6 antigen tests.
The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.
- Courtney Rhodes