FDA warns individuals, companies to stop selling fake cancer 'cures'

June 18, 2008

FDA is warning consumers and companies to stop selling treatments that purport to cure cancer.

Warning letters have been sent to 23 U.S. companies and two foreign individuals marketing a wide range of products fraudulently claiming to prevent and cure cancer, according to the Food & Drug Administration. The FDA also warns North American consumers against using or purchasing the products, which include tablets, teas, tonics, black salves, and creams, and are sold under various names on the Internet. Those companies and individuals warned, the complete list of fake cancer 'cure' products and their manufacturers, along with a consumer article on health scams can be found online.

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