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You Knew It Had to Happen - H1N1 Web scams

Last week the FDA issued a warning to websites purportedly marketing fake products that will prevent H1N1 infection. Here are some of the claims:

* A shampoo that claimed to protect against the H1N1 flu virus;
* A dietary supplement that claimed to protect infants and young children from contracting the H1N1 flu virus;
* A "new" supplement that claimed to cure H1N1 flu infection within four to eight hours;
* A spray that claimed to leave a layer of ionic silver on one's hands that killed the virus;
* Several tests that have not been approved to detect the H1N1 flu virus; and
* An electronic instrument costing thousands of dollars that claimed to utilize "photobiotic energy" and "deeply penetrating mega-frequency life-force energy waves" to strengthen the immune system and prevent symptoms associated with H1N1 viral infection.

The FDA is encouraging folks to report people marketing such false claims to www.fda.gov
 
 

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