Tag: cures

One thing we’ve learned at the Federal Trade Commission is that scams often follow the news – especially when there’s a health scare in the headlines.

Banking on fear, scam artists are making unsubstantiated claims that products containing...

If you or someone you care about has cancer, the last thing you need is the phony promise of a treatment. While it may be hard to believe, there are scammers who hawk un-proven and sometimes even harmful products to cancer patients.

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition. Treatments are available from health care professionals. But scammers also are out there pushing phony cures. If a product is advertised as effective for treating ED, and no prescription is...

People spend billions of dollars a year on health-related products and treatments that not only are unproven and often useless, but also sometimes are dangerous. The products promise quick cures and easy solutions for a variety of problems, from...

Can herbal or natural remedies prevent or cure the common cold? Some tablets, pills, and powders, sold in neighborhood stores and by national retailers, have been touted as products that can prevent or cure colds and fight germs in ads on radio...