FTC Sends Letters Warning 35 More Marketers to Stop Making Unsupported Claims That Their Products and Therapies Can Effectively Prevent or Treat COVID-19
Today the FTC issued a press release regarding an additional 35 new Warning Letters. These warning letters were issued to companies marketing and distributing products for the treatment of COVID-19. The letters were issued on May 27, 2020, after website compliance reviews were performed by the FTC staff.
This recent set of WLs was issued by the FTC and was not in conjunction with the FDA as seen in many of the previous warning letters related to COVID-19 enforcement.
Among the May 27th FTC Warning Letters:
All companies are cited for failure to substantiate one or more claims, which is a violation of the FTC Act. Each company has been warned to make corrections and cease making false claims within 48 hours or face a potential injunction.
The FTC has a full listing of Warning Letters on their website.
The UNPA staff is collaborating and working with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) to help develop a response strategy. We will discuss this topic in more detail on June 18, 2020, during a UNPA member-only call.