The Federal Trade Commission is sending checks to people who were scammed by Renaissance Health Publishing , LLC into buying its worthless pain supplement Isoprex that it advertised as a “miracle” cure for muscle and joint pain, headaches, arthritis, joint inflammation and whatever else might be causing you pain.  Renaissance advertised and sold Isoprex through direct mail brochures and online.  Isoprex is an ineffective and unproven pain reliever made up of a variety of herbs and spices (not to be confused with Colonel Sanders’ 12 herbs and spices used in Kentucky Fried Chicken).  According to the FTC, Renaissance used false studies to support its claims and did not disclose that endorsers of the product were either paid for their endorsements directly or were company employees.


For more information about this refund program go to the tab in the middle of the Scamicide home page entitled “FTC Scam Refunds.”  It is important to note that there is never a charge for obtaining a refund through the FTC or any of its refund administrators.  Anyone who asks for such a payment is just another scammer.

As for health care products in general, the truth is that you should be wary of any health care 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 consider buying it.  Also, you should be skeptical of the studies cited in their advertisements and their endorsements.

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