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Feds warn 14 companies to stop making cancer-cure claims

It's illegal to sell products that claim to cure diseases without FDA approval

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It would be great if you could buy an over-the-counter drug online that would cure cancer, but it's not quite that simple, despite the claims of some unscrupulous companies.

Fourteen such businesses are getting letters today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning them that they are illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer.

The products are marketed and sold without FDA approval, most commonly on websites and social media platforms.

“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 life-saving cancer diagnosis or treatment,” said Douglas W. Stearn, director of the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs.

“We encourage people to remain vigilant whether online or in a store, and avoid purchasing products marketed to treat cancer without any proof they will work. Patients should consult a health care professional about proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”

It's illegal to sell any product that claims to prevent, diagnose, treat, mitigate, or cure diseases without first demonstrating to the FDA that the products are safe and effective for their labeled uses.

The illegally sold products cited in the warning letters posted today include a variety of product types, such as pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups, teas, and diagnostics (such as thermography devices). They include products marketed for use by humans or pets that make illegal, unproven claims regarding preventing, reversing, or curing cancer; killing/inhibiting cancer cells or tumors; or other similar anti-cancer claims.

The FDA has requested responses from the 14 companies stating how the violations will be corrected. Failure to correct the violations promptly may result in legal action, including product seizure, injunction and/or criminal prosecution.

The companies receiving the warning letters and their products are:

Amazing Sour Sop, Inc.

Sour Sop Capsules

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Sour Sop Leaves

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, and

Sour Sop Tea Bags

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BioStar Technology International LLC

Angiostop, Ashwagandha, Asparagus Extract,

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OliveLeafQi, and Revivin

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Caudill Seed & Warehouse Inc.Vitalica
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Freeda Vitamins – Garlic 400 mg

Freeda Vitamins – Quercetin 50 mg, Freeda

Vitamins – Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 50 mg

Maxi Health – Livamax with Milk Thistle

, Maxi Health – Maxi Omega-3 2000, 

Maxi Health – Triple Maxi Omega-3

Concentrate with D3 2000IU, and

Maxi Health – Maxi Resveratrol –

Kosher Heart & Memory Formula

Everything Herbs

Cleavers, Inkberry, Korean Ginseng


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, Red Clover

and Whole Apricot

Hawk Dok Natural Salve, LLC

Skin Cancer Treatment

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and Smokeless Tobacco Cancer Treatment

for Gums, and Lip Sores

Healing Within Products & Services, Inc.

Astragalus Glycerite, Black Salve, Healthy

Prostate & Ovary, Original Herbal Tea

Remedy, ProBoost Thymic Protein A

and Siberian Chaga Mushroom Extract

LifeVantage Corporation

Protandim NRF2 Synergizer

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Nature's Treasure, Inc.

Colostrum LD® Capsules, Dysbiocide

KR22 Oxicell

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and Matcha Tea

Oxygen Health Systems, LLC

Graviola, Graviola Max, Liposomal

Complete Complex Plus, Liposomal

Curcumin, Liposomal Vitamin B17

Amygdalin, Liposomal Vitamin C

Palladium Lipoic Complex, Premium

Flax, Rerum Blue

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and Super Liposomal Plus

Sunstone, Inc.

Chelated Boron, Circulatory Detox

& Support Syrup, Essiac Tea

Fermented Yeast Culture, Premium

Organic, 8 oz., Virxcan-X Salve

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, and Virxcan-X Tablets 

The Vibrant Health Store, LLC dba Dr. Christopher's Herbs

Black Drawing Ointment, Burdock Root

Kid-e-Trac, Liver D-Tox Formula, Rash

Ointment, Red Clover Blossoms, Relax-Eze

, and St. John’s Wort

The Vitamin C Foundation

Cardio-C, Chewables Vitamin C, Sodium

Ascorbate, True Liposomal Vitamin C

and World’s Finest Vitamin C Powder

Online Advisory Letters
CellMark Biopharma LLCCellAssure
Landis Revin, LLC

Trevinol ES Fibrin Defense Systemic

Enzyme, Trevinol ES Health Joint

& Inflammation Support, Trevinol Professional Blend

Nathans NaturalLevodyn
www.healinginabottle.comImmuno Boost Eximius
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