The Food and Drug Administration is acting to stop U.S. sales of nearly two dozen products marketed as diabetes treatments that the agency said are illegal and can be ineffective, counterfeit or in some cases dangerous.
The federal agency sent warning letters to the companies involved and said it could follow up by seizing the products, enjoining their sale and even criminally prosecuting firms whose officials fail to take corrective action.
"If you have diabetes, you should be getting treatment from a doctor," said Howard Sklamberg, director of compliance at the FDA's center for drug evaluation and research. He said that the FDA was taking actions to "protect consumers," and that the agency recommends people not use the products in question. Read more