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FTC warns marketers to stop claiming products and services can treat or prevent COVID-19

The agency has now sent letters to over 300 companies

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Thursday that it is once again sending out warning letters to companies that have made unsupported claims that their products and services can help fight COVID-19. 

In total, the agency says that it has sent over 330 such letters in an effort to stop health-related COVID-19 scams. The latest batch of letters is the ninth set sent by the FTC, and it covers everything from copper water bottles to water treatment systems. 

If the companies do not retract their false claims, regulators say they will seek a federal injunction and demand that victims receive a refund. Details published by the FTC about the products being sold and the offending marketers are shown below:

Bead Bracelets

  • Bombshell Beads, LLC (Mount Juliet, TN) 

Copper Water Bottles

  • Copper H2O (Blaine, WA)

Fitness Classes/Personal Training

  • Camp TUF (Pantego, TX) 

Indoor Tanning/Red Light Therapy/Intravenous Ultraviolet Light Therapy

  • I B Tan (Citrus Heights, CA) 

  • Vibrant Life Oklahoma (Claremore, OK) 

Peptide Therapies/Intravenous Vitamin Drips and Injections/Intravenous Laser Therapy

  • Age Management Institute Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) 

  • MD Beauty Labs, P.A. (W. Palm Beach, FL) 

  • Murfreesboro Bio Renew Clinic (Murfreesboro, TN) 

  • Park Avenue Skin Solutions (New York, NY) 

  • Revive Colorado (Denver, CO) 

  • Tribeca Wellness Collective (New York, NY) 

Ozone Therapy/Stem Cell Therapy and Immunotherapy/Intravenous Therapy

  • American Regenerative Clinic (Bingham Farms, MI) 

  • Health and Wellness of Carmel (Carmel, IN) 

  • Howard Robins, DPM (New York, NY) 

  • The Fuel Stop (New York, NY) 

Supplements

  • C’est Si Bon Company (Torrance, CA) 

  • Integrative Health Carolinas (Charlotte, NC) 

  • Robert O. Young (Valley Center, CA) 

Water Filtration Systems

  • Hector Gotay Feliciano, dba Gotay’s Group Systems and Cebilon Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) 

  • Karen Martí Reyes, dba Cebilon Y Vivenso #1Germany Sistem “Premios Awars [sic]  2020” (Puerto Rico)

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