FDA Warns Supplement Makers To Stop Touting Cures For Diseases and Cancer
Tuesday February 12, 2019. 04:30 AM , from Slashdot
'People haven't wanted to touch this framework or address this space in, really, decades, and I think it's time we do it,' Dr. Gottlieb said in an interview. He is particularly concerned about supplements that purport to cure diseases for which consumers should seek medical attention. 'We know there are effective therapies that can help patients with Alzheimer's,' he said. 'But unproven supplements that claim to treat the disease but offer no benefits can prevent patients from seeking otherwise effective care.' The companies included TEK Naturals, Pure Nootropics and Sovereign Laboratories. In a letter to TEK Naturals, the F.D.A. and the Federal Trade Commission chastised the company for marketing Mind Ignite as a product 'clinically shown to help diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's and even dementia.'
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