The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing Warning Letters to companies selling fraudulent products with claims to prevent, treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
We advise you to review your websites, social media platforms, product labels, and other labeling and promotional materials to ensure that your unlicensed, unapproved, and unauthorized products are not represented as safe and effective, for a COVID-19-related use.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will at some point review your corporate website, your social media platforms at www.facebook.com, www.linkedin.com, www.twitter.com, www.instagram.com, www.pinterest.com, www.youtube.com, as well as www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com, and learn that you market or distribute products in the U.S. to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people.
FDA launched Operation Quack Hack in March 2020 staffed with a team of consumer safety officers, special agents and intelligence analysts that review thousands of websites, social media posts, and online marketplace listings. Following a preliminary investigation, the Operation Quack Hack team sends an abuse complaint to the domain name registrars or a report to online marketplaces.
Once illegally marketed products are identified, enforcement action would typically involve one or more of the following:
- taking down the websites
- requesting voluntary compliance
- a Federal Register notice
- issuing an untitled letter
- issuing a Warning Letter
- initiating a seizure, injunction, or other proceeding
What is included:
- Company Registration
- Product Listing
- U.S. Agent Service
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