FDA Warns 14 Companies for Selling Illegal Cancer Treatments

April 26, 2017

The U.S. FDA sent warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent or treat cancer.

The illegally sold products cited include pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups, teas and diagnostics (such as thermography devices) that make unproven claims regarding preventing, reversing or curing cancer; killing/inhibiting cancer cells or tumors; or other similar anti-cancer claims.

As part of the FDA’s effort to protect consumers from cancer health fraud, the agency has issued more than 90 warning letters in the past 10 years to companies making cancer claims on websites, social media and in stores. It is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to market and sell products that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, mitigate or cure diseases without first demonstrating to the FDA that they are safe and effective for their labeled uses.

Read the FDA press release