Blog | Friday, May 1, 2009

Capitalizing on swine flu, part 2

Speaking of opportunistic use of swine/H1N1 flu, the FDA and FTC just released an alert to warn the public about fradulent products and Web sites which "claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus":

"These fraudulent products come in all varieties and could include dietary supplements or other food products, or products purporting to be drugs, devices or vaccines....

"The last thing any consumer needs right now is to be conned by someone selling fraudulent flu remedies," said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. "The FTC will act swiftly against companies that resort to deceptive advertising."

If you run across such sites or products, you are kindly requested to contact the FDA/FTC here.