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May 7, 2020: FDA Continues its Fight Against Fake COVID-19 Medical Products

On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update as to its continued efforts to combat fraudulent information and products marketed by individuals and companies to cure or treat COVID-19 (coronavirus). To date, the FDA has issued 42 warning letters to companies claiming their products can aid against coronavirus, including Genesis II Church and its “Miracle Mineral Solution“. On April 17, 2020, a Federal Judge entered a temporary injunction against Genesis II Church for not complying with the FDA’s warning letter.

Information on the FDA’s Operation

The FDA has dubbed their work towards identifying fake medical products geared towards COVID-19 as “Operation Quack Hack”. Over the past few weeks, the FDA has uncovered hundreds of fraudulent products including drugs, testing kits, and personal protective equipment (PPE) sold online with accompanying unproven claims. Online marketplaces, domain name registrars, payment processors, and social media sites are working with the FDA to remove these fake products claiming to “mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19” and to actively keep said products from reappearing under different names.

As of this posting, the FDA has sent hundreds of abuse complaints to domain name registrars and internet marketplaces about fraudulent and unproven products. Most of these entities have voluntarily removed the products from their sites.

The FDA will continue to monitor online sellers for fake products being marketed to profit off of the current pandemic.

Anyone aware of suspected fraudulent medical products for COVID-19 are asked to contact the FDA on their reporting site or at: FDA-COVID-19-Fraudulent-Products@fda.hhs.gov

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