FDA Warns Against Bogus Cancer Treatments Sold On Internet


ABC World News Tonight (4/25, story 12, 0:25, Muir) reported the FDA has issued warnings to 14 companies that sell “more than 65 allegedly illegal cancer cures” without FDA approval.

The AP (4/25) reports that the agency “says these products, mostly sold on websites and social media, can be harmful, waste money and result in people not getting approved, effective treatments.”

CNN (4/25, Tinker) reports, “Products included in” the “crackdown include pills, creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups and teas.”

The Washington Post (4/25, McGinley) reports that Douglas Stearn, director of the FDA’s Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, said, “Consumers should not use these or similar unproven products because they may be unsafe and could prevent a person from seeking an appropriate and potentially lifesaving cancer diagnosis or treatment.”