The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it had sent out 30 more warning letters to companies marketing phony cures and treatments for the Coronavirus.  This brings the total number of companies who have received such cease and desist letters to 250 and this number most likely represents only a small number of the companies trying to foist worthless cures and treatments on a public eager to find some defense to this pandemic.  The most recent letters sent by the FTC focused on companies selling bogus treatments involving intravenous (IV) Vitamin C and D infusions, supposed stem cell therapy, vitamin injections, essential oils and CBD products.  Other letters from the FTC challenged claims of companies as to cures for the Coronavirus through infrared heat, oral peroxide gel and oxygen therapy.  None of the treatments or  supposed cures have any scientific support for the claims that they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus.. Here is  link to a list of the companies receiving the most recent warning letters sent by the FTC and the FDA demanding them to stop making claims that their products can treat or cure the Coronavirus.

According to FTC Chairman Joe Simons, “There is a high level of anxiety over the potential spread of Coronavirus.  What we don’t need in this situation are companies preying on consumers by promoting products with fraudulent prevention and treatment claims.  These warning letters are just the first step.  We’re prepared to take enforcement actions against companies that continue to market this type of scam.”


As for healthcare products in general, you should be skeptical about companies that promise miraculous cures to illnesses and medical conditions.  The world is full of snake oil salesmen.  You should also be wary of any healthcare product that is sold exclusively either over the Internet or through mail-order advertisements. The best course of action is to ask your physician about the effectiveness of a particular product or program before you buy it.  As for the Coronavirus specifically, the best places to get reliable information are the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control

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