FDA Starts to Take on Claims of Bogus Drugs

FDA reports that The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has negotiated an agreement with one manufacturer of unapproved drugs and sent warning letters to four others. The FDA document, “Marketed Unapproved Drugs — Compliance Policy Guide” (CPG). This CPG makes clear that firms marketing drugs requiring FDA approval must submit applications showing that their products are safe and effective before marketing those products. 

Anyone who listens to the ads on TV or radio or walks through a drug store hears and sees the endless non-drug products.  The claims of these things are outrageous but all carry the disclaimer that their statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and that the product is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. 

Its amazing- a drug requires millions of dollars of development and research proving safety and efficacy.  An herbal supplement requires nothing of the sort.

I canonly hope the FDA steps up and take more action against these awful products. 

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