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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 07:28 PM
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FDA Goes After Fake Cancer Treatments
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WASHINGTON (June 17) - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on teas, supplements, creams and other products that falsely claim to cure, treat or prevent cancer even though they are not agency-approved drugs. All are available for sale on the Internet.

The agency has sent 25 warning letters to companies and individuals marketing these products, FDA officials said Tuesday. Twenty-three of the letters went to domestic companies and two to foreign individuals.
FDA officials said the statements made about these products are dangerous because they could prevent a patient from seeking proper treatment for cancer. They could also harm a cancer patient by interacting with other drugs the patient is taking.

"FDA is very concerned that consumers will purchase these products on the Internet and use them instead of products that have been proven safe and effective," said Michael Levy, director of labeling the agency's new drug division.

http://news.aol.com/health/story/_a/fda-goes-after-fake...
So..who wants to post this in the Health Scare Forum...I bet you it won't take long for the woos to start screeching "Big Pharm is taking our magic pillz away!" :eyes:
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