The agency of drug Food and Drug Administration (Fda) and the Federal Trade Commission (Ftc), the american launch an appeal to beware from all those products that claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, or treat the flu A.
The message is addressed to both consumers and website operators, who must remove from their space in the Network for any form of promotion that relates to these items. “
citizens who have purchased a product not officially endorsed by the bodies responsible for the care of the H1N1 virus – underlines in a note Michael Chappell, commissioner Fda to the regulatory Affairs – to know that if you use it put their health at risk and that of their family.
The Fda and the Ftc are preparing an aggressive strategy to identify and punish those who promote these fakes, taking advantage of the fear that people have of the new virus”. The offer is very varied: from food supplements to drugs, from the device to the vaccines, all of them ineffective.
“The last thing consumers need – highlights Jon Leibowitz, director of the Ftc – is being cheated by people who sell the remedies are fraudulent against the swine flu. The Commission agirà against all those organizations that put in circulation and advertising; mistificatorie”.
Page published on 04 may 2009