Swine Flu Scams? Beware!

October 23, 2009

Sadly, Swine Flu scams are on the rise, so be wary of any ads that promise to cure or even ward off the virus. Be informed and get the facts on what you need to do to stay healthy. Catching H1N1 can literally take down a football team, such was the case when several Duke players were hit with the Swine Flu in the off season. Read more below.

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The FDA has issued warning letters to several of these companies who promote these Swine Flu scams online.

Many of these sites advertise Tamiflu, which has proven to be an effective remedy for the Swine Flu, and the FDA even ordered some of the “Tamiflu” to test it out. Arriving in an unmarked envelope from India, the pills consisted of talc and acetaminophen. Tamiflu is only available by prescription, whereas some of the web sites did not require one.

Margaret A. Hamburg, FDA Commissioner, said:

“Medicines purchased from Web sites operating outside the law put consumers at increased risk due to a higher potential that the products will be counterfeit, impure, contaminated, or have too little or too much of the active ingredient.”

Here are some of the products you’ll want to stay away from:

The Photon Genie: This gadget sends “energy waves” that promises to “strengthen the immune system” which will help prevent and treat the virus.

Swine Flu…Gone: This is a spray that you put on your hands or any surfaces where you think germs can be found that will “kill the virus”.

Even Dr. Andrew Weil’s “Immune Support Formula” received a warning letter from the FDA.

Folks, if it’s too good to be true…then it probably is.

With the shortage of the vaccination, it’s no wonder these Swine Flu scams are trying to cash in on the many who haven’t been vaccinated yet or the ones who fear their children or themselves will contract the virus. What are your thoughts? Let me know. There’s a related video below as well.

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