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.

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.

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

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

Cancer Treatment Scams CURE-ious Bookmark

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

The Basics of LASIK Eye Surgery

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

Phony Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

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

Generic Drugs and Low-Cost Prescriptions

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

Miracle Health Claims

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

Buying a Hearing Aid

Products to enhance your hearing include hearing aids and personal sound amplification devices.

Cancer Treatment Scams

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

Remedies for the Common Cold

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