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  • Be wary of people pushing products or stocks that promise a cure

    John Waggoner, AARP|Apr 1, 2020

    Coronavirus scams are spreading nearly as fast as the virus itself. The Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration have sent warnings to seven companies for selling products that would allegedly cure or prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “These products are unapproved drugs that pose significant risks to patient health and violate federal law,” the two agencies said in a news release March 9. The FTC and FDA jointly issued warning letters to Vital Silver; Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd.; Xephyr, LLC...

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