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Warning on H1N1 metatags

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA warns My Cosmetic Co. to stop using H1N1 flu virus-related metatags to drive consumers to its Web site for the Zeolite Internal Detox 250-mg supplement product because they make the an unapproved product for the mitigation, prevention and treatment of the H1N1 flu virus. The agency acknowledges in the Dec. 1 warning letter that the Australian firm removed problematic claims that Zeolite could "remove the toxins of Swine Flu," "protect against the swine flu" and "induce a significant inhibitory effect upon viral proliferation," but the remaining metatags remain a problem. Like FDA, industry trade groups both warn that promoting supplements as cures or treatments for H1N1 is illegal (1"The Tan Sheet" Dec. 14, 2009, In Brief)

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