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Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA
Date:3/6/2013

sted artificial ingredients.
  • Claims such as "miracle cure," "new discovery," "scientific breakthrough" or "secret ingredient." Discoveries of real cures for serious diseases are widely reported in the media and prescribed by doctors, not revealed in ads, infomercials or on websites.
  • Conspiracy theories. Claims that drug companies and the government are working together to hide information about a miracle cure are untrue and unfounded.
  • Even with these tips, it may be difficult to spot a fraudulent health product. If you have any doubts about an unproven product or one with questionable claims, check with your doctor or other health care professional first, the FDA recommended.

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    The American Academy of Family Physicians offers advice about herbal health products and supplements.

    -- Robert Preidt

    SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, March 4, 2013


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