The FDA recently issued a safety alert, along with warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. These products include pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups, teas and diagnostics (such as thermography devices). The products are marketed and sold without FDA approval, most commonly on websites and social media platforms. They include products marketed for use by humans or pets that make illegal, unproven claims regarding preventing, reversing or curing cancer, killing/inhibiting cancer cells or tumors, or other similar anti-cancer claims. (See list below.)
|Company Name||Cancer Product Name1 and Image2|
|AIE Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Cevrogin, Cholestrien, ImmunPro, and Livral Complex|
|Amazing Sour Sop, Inc.||Sour Sop Capsules, Sour Sop Leaves, and Sour Sop Tea Bags|
|BioStar Technology International, LLC||Angiostop, Ashwagandha, Asparagus Extract, OliveLeafQi, and Revivin|
|Caudill Seed & Warehouse Inc.||Vitalica|
|DoctorVicks.com||Freeda Vitamins – Garlic 400 mg, Freeda Vitamins – Quercetin 50 mg, Freeda Vitamins – Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 50 mg, Maxi Health – Livamax with Milk Thistle, Maxi Health – Maxi Omega-3 2000, Maxi Health – Triple Maxi Omega-3 Concentrate with D3 2000IU, and Maxi Health – Maxi Resveratrol – Kosher Heart & Memory Formula|
|Everything Herbs||Cleavers, Inkberry, Korean Ginseng, Lapacho, Red Clover, and Whole Apricot|
|Hawk Dok Natural Salve, LLC||Skin Cancer Treatment, and Smokeless Tobacco Cancer Treatment for Gums, and Lip Sores|
|Healing Within Products & Services, Inc.||Astragalus Glycerite, Black Salve, Healthy Prostate & Ovary, Original Herbal Tea Remedy, ProBoost Thymic Protein A, and Siberian Chaga Mushroom Extract|
|LifeVantage Corporation||Protandim NRF2 Synergizer|
|Nature’s Treasure, Inc.||Colostrum LD® Capsules, Dysbiocide, KR22 Oxicell, and Matcha Tea|
|Oxygen Health Systems, LLC||Graviola, Graviola Max, Liposomal Complete Complex Plus, Liposomal Curcumin, Liposomal Vitamin B17 Amygdalin, Liposomal Vitamin C, Palladium Lipoic Complex, Premium Flax, Rerum Blue, and Super Liposomal Plus|
|Sunstone, Inc.||Chelated Boron, Circulatory Detox & Support Syrup, Essiac Tea, Fermented Yeast Culture, Premium Organic, 8 oz., Virxcan-X Salve, and Virxcan-X Tablets|
|The Vibrant Health Store, LLC dba Dr. Christopher’s Herbs||Black Drawing Ointment, Burdock Root, Kid-e-Trac, Liver D-Tox Formula, Rash Ointment, Red Clover Blossoms, Relax-Eze, and St. John’s Wort|
|The Vitamin C Foundation||Cardio-C, Chewables Vitamin C, Sodium Ascorbate, True Liposomal Vitamin C, and World’s Finest Vitamin C Powder|
|Online Advisory Letters|
|CellMark Biopharma LLC||CellAssure|
|Landis Revin, LLC||Trevinol ES Fibrin Defense Systemic Enzyme, Trevinol ES Health Joint & Inflammation Support, Trevinol Professional Blend|
|www.healinginabottle.com||Immuno Boost Eximius|
1 The other products cited in the warning letters are not listed here.
2 Product name linked to Flickr image when available.
As stated by the FDA in its Safety Alert, it is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to market and sell products that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, mitigate or cure diseases without first demonstrating to the FDA that they are safe and effective for their labeled uses. Consumers should avoid these products and instead consult with their health care professionals about proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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