Last month, the FTC and FDA sent warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Today, the FTC sent warning letters to 10 more companies.
The companies’ products include everything from a bundle of supplements called an “ANTI-VIRUS KIT” to “Sonic Silicone Face Brushes” and intravenous (IV) “therapies” with high doses of Vitamin C. The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The 10 companies are:
- Bioenergy Wellness Miami
- Face Vital LLC
- LightAir International AB
- MedQuick Labs LLC
- New Performance Nutrition
- ParaTHRIVE LLC
- Resurgence Medical Spa, LLC
- Rocky Mountain IV Medics
- Suki Distribution Pte. Ltd.
- Vita Activate
Some of the FTC’s letters challenge products sold online; others challenge treatments offered in clinics or for use at home. Make no mistake: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to say there currently are no products proven to treat or prevent the virus.
The FTC’s letters tell the companies to immediately stop making all claims that their products can treat or cure the Coronavirus. The letters also require the companies to notify the FTC within 48 hours of the specific actions they have taken to address the agency’s concerns. The agency will follow up with companies that fail to make adequate corrections. The FTC also will continue to monitor social media, online marketplaces, and incoming complaints to help ensure that the companies do not continue to market fraudulent products under a different name or on another website.
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You can help law enforcement by reporting problems to www.FTC.gov/Complaint. The information you give goes into a secure database that the FTC and other law enforcement agencies use for investigations.