The products are promoted and sold most commonly on the company websites and social media platforms without the approval of FDA.
Stearn, director of the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs.
The warning letter sent out today cited a list of illegally sold product types that include pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups, teas, and diagnostics such as thermography devices.
In the past 10 years, more than 90 letters have been issued by FDA warning companies that market hundreds of fake products in their stores, websites, and on social media sites for cancer cure claims, as a part of FDA’s efforts to safeguard consumers from frauds related to cancer health.
The agency is responsible for protecting public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products from radiation.