Fake Coronavirus Treatments Bring Warnings From Federal Agencies (2)

March 9, 2020, 3:47 PMUpdated: March 9, 2020, 8:22 PM

Seven companies are violating federal law and putting patients at risk by falsely claiming their products, including essential oils and teas, can prevent or treat the coronavirus, the FDA and FTC said in joint warning letters released Monday.

No treatments or vaccines have been approved for Covid-19, a virus spreading across the globe that can kill vulnerable populations. As of Monday morning eleven people have died in the U.S. from the virus, according to a tally from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“There already is a high level of anxiety over the potential spread of coronavirus,” Federal Trade ...

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