FDA Posts Warning Letters to 14 Companies Selling Illegal Cancer Treatments

The products from these U.S.-based companies are marketed and sold without FDA approval on social media platforms.

According to a news release, the FDA has issued warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies that illegally sell products that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or even cure cancer. The products are marketed and sold without FDA approval using social media platforms.

“Consumers should not use these or similar unproven products because they may be unsafe and could prevent a person from seeking an appropriate and potentially life-saving cancer diagnosis or treatment,” said Douglas W. Stearn, director of the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs. “We encourage people to remain vigilant whether online or in a store, and avoid purchasing products marketed to treat cancer without any proof they will work. Patients should consult a health care professional about proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”

The products include a range of items, such as: pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups,teas and more.

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