(RxWiki News) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about products claiming to cure cancer.
The FDA recently sent 14 US companies warning letters for selling products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The warning extends to more than 65 products, which include topical creams, pills, oils, ointments, teas, drops, syrups and diagnostics.
These products have not been shown to be effective or safe. That means they don’t have FDA approval. Still, they are commonly found online and even on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
The FDA is telling consumers not to use these or similar products because they may be unsafe. Products like those in question can even prevent or delay users from seeking appropriate cancer treatment, the FDA noted.
The following phrases are common red flags found on products like the ones the FDA is warning against:
- Treats all forms of cancer.
- Miraculously kills cancer cells and tumors.
- Cures cancer.
- More effective than chemotherapy.
- Attacks cancer cells, leaving healthy cells intact.
Some products under the FDA’s recent warning include Vitalica, Cevrogin, Protandim NRF2 Synergizer, Lapacho, Revivin and Virxcan-X Salve.
Speak with your health care provider about the proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.