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How to stay up-to-date on medical scams, quackery, deadly treatments

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Posted on 25 February 2019

By Erin Blakemore February 23 2019

Washington Post

A “cure” that seems too good to be true. A doctor who profits from ineffective or dangerous “treatments.” A product that doesn’t do what it says. All three are health-care frauds – and they can cheat you out of more than money.

But how can you arm yourself against these hucksters and scams? The Food and Drug Administrations’s Health Fraud Scams website is a good start.

The site offers information on all sorts of medical scams, from unlawful sales of medication to new products and common consumer boondoggles. It collects news bites and news releases from the agency, including statements on the FDA’s newest product warning letters and updates on criminal investigations.

Conditions such as erectile dysfunction, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and obesity are represented among the FDA’s warnings. A variety of videos can help you boost your Read the rest

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FDA launches new anti-fraud site.

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Posted: 23 November 2011

FDA launches new anti-fraud site. 

FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) has launched a Health Fraud Scams Web site designed to educate the public and regulated industry about health-fraud scams.

http://www.fda.gov/healthfraud 

The site includes newly developed videos, a brochure in English and Spanish, information on compliance actions, press releases, and how to report a problem with an FDA regulated product.

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