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FDA Releases Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Proucts List

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a Fraudulent Products List intended to alert consumers about Web sites that are or were illegally marketing unapproved, uncleared, or unauthorized products in relation to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus (sometimes referred to as the “swine flu” virus). It should be noted that the uses related to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus are not necessarily being promoted by the manufacturers of the products.

The Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Products List may be accessed at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/h1n1flu/

Additional points of consideration about the Products List:

  • This list does not include every Web site that is marketing products related to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus without FDA approval, clearance, or authorization, only those Web sites to which FDA has issued a warning letter.
  • Even if a Web site is not included in this list, consumers should exercise caution before purchasing over the Internet any product purporting to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat, or cure the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus.
  • Some of these products may be approved or cleared by FDA for other medical uses. The fact that a product is listed on this page indicates ONLY that the products are not cleared, approved, or authorized for the diagnosis, mitigation, prevention, treatment, or cure of the 2009 H1N1 flu virus.

According to the FDA, the information is current as of the date indicated. As of December 2, 2009, the Products List contains 147 entries.

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