Ebola Crisis Causes Drug Claim Symptoms In Products Marketed As Supplements
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FTC joins FDA in one of the three warning letters to firms claiming their products can either prevent or treat Ebola. One firm’s website offers a video titled, “Urgent Message to Ebola-Stricken Nations' Heads of State,” and another claims “primary uses for oregano include athlete’s foot, candida, canker sores, Ebola virus.”
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