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Treatments & Cures

When it comes to treatments for health conditions, it can be tough to tell useful products and services from those that don’t work or aren’t safe. It’s unlikely that a supposed ‘cure-all’ can cure anything.

Drugs and Prescriptions

Generic Drugs and Low-Cost Prescriptions

Generic drugs work just as well as brand-name drugs, and they can save you money.

Phony Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

Here’s how to spot a phony cure and get real help.

Prescription Glasses and Contact Lenses

Your rights under the FTC’s Eyeglass and Contact Lens Rules, including the right to get a prescription from your eye doctor – whether you ask for it or not – at no extra charge.


The Basics of LASIK Eye Surgery

Thinking about LASIK surgery? Here are tips to help you decide whether LASIK is right for you.

Other Treatments

Buying a Hearing Aid

Explains the various types of hearing loss, and what to consider when shopping for a hearing aid.

Cancer Treatment Scams

If you’re thinking about using products that claim to fight cancer, talk to your doctor first.

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Learn the facts about direct-to-consumer marketing of genetic tests.

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal

Do you know someone seeking treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal? If so, it’s important to know this: products that promise miracle cures or fast results can cost precious time and money, lead to relapse, and even be dangerous.

Miracle Health Claims

Cure-alls tend to cure nothing, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.

Remedies for the Common Cold

There aren't any products that can prevent or cure a cold.