The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Dr. Stephen Hahn unfortunately had to issue a statement today notifying the population to be on the look out for quacks, hucksters, and frauds. Clearly concerned about real world events unfolding, Dr. Hahn declared that everyone should be “wary” of people claiming that they have cures for COVID-19. And as it turns out, the agency has already handed out several warning letters to questionable operations selling treatments associated with the novel coronavirus. The FDA cautions the public: there is no cure and do not fall prey to these charlatans.
After all, the FDA originated back in 1906 in part because there was so much misrepresentation and fraud by salesmen-like snake oil peddlers marketing everything from cocaine-laced cola to other highly questionable tonics to “treat all of your ills.” As Dr. Hahn points out, health fraud schemes not only cause delays and disrupt proper diagnoses and treatment but may can lead to injury or even death all the while 'wasting American consumers' hard-earned dollars.”
“Cures” for Sale
Unfortunately, it would appear a crisis of the magnitude of COVID-19 entices the snake oil peddlers back into ful...
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