Don’t Fall For These COVID-19 and Flu Treatment Scams

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Don't Fall For These COVID-19 and Flu Treatment Scams

(HealthyResearch.com) – With the US death toll hitting over 335,000 people in less than a year, according to the World Health Organization’s latest COVID-19 tallies, many of us are on the lookout for whatever help we can muster. This flu season has been a devastating one, compounding the pandemic resurgence with deadly fury, and some scammers are taking advantage of the chaos.

With every real problem we face, there’s a con artist out there looking to sell us a fake solution. Here’s what to watch out for.

FDA Warning

The FDA recently issued a statement warning that predators are taking advantage of COVID-19 concerns. Much of the population is waiting for that big breakthrough, be it in the form of an effective treatment, vaccine or some other preventative innovation. This level of anticipation can leave us primed as targets.

As of this article’s printing, there are no products or medications that can prevent COVID-19 infections, and there aren’t any treatments available outside medical settings. Anyone making claims otherwise may be trying to make a quick buck at everyone else’s expense.

Recalled Items

The majority of COVID-related FDA red flags have come alongside claims of increased resistance to the virus, although fraudulent testing kits, vaccines and medical products have also been hit. So far, over 150 manufacturers have attempted to scam US residents.

The majority of items in question are supplements and medical products being sold as treatments and protective agents against the virus. The FDA has issued warnings about these products:

  • 1 Party At A Time – “BetterFly”
  • 21st Century LaserMed Pain Institute (d/b/a Create Wellness Clinics) – supplements
  • AgroTerra, Ltd. dba Patriot Hemp Company – CBD products/supplements
  • Alive By Nature, Inc – “NAD+” and “NMN”
  • Alternavita – supplements
  • Alternative Health Experts LLC DBA Immunization Alternatives – homeopathic drugs and dietary supplements
  • Ananda, LLC (dba Ananda Apothecary) – essential oils
  • Apollo Holding LLC – “NoronaPak
  • The Art Of Cure – homeopathic products
  • benjaminmcevoy.com – dietary supplements
  • Beepothecary LLC – supplements containing bee products
  • Bioactive C60/FullerLifeC60 LLC – “FullerLifeC60”
  • Butterfly Expressions LLC – homeopathic products
  • Canadian Chaga – supplements
  • Carahealth – “Carahealth Immune” or “Immune Tonic”
  • Careful Cents, LLC – essential oil products
  • Cathay Natural, LLC – “CoronaDefender Herbal Sachet-S” and other herbal products
  • CBD Gaze – CBD products
  • CBD Online Store – (CBD) products
  • Center for New Medicine/Perfectly Healthy by Connealy MD – vitamin supplements
  • Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine – supplements
  • ChromaDex – “Tru Niagen”
  • Chronic Lyme Treatments – “COVID-19 Core Formula” and other supplements
  • Colloidal Vitality LLC – colloidal silver products
  • Corona-cure.com – Corona-Cure Coronavirus Infection Prevention Nasal Spray
  • Curativa Bay Corporation – skin spray
  • Dr. Dhole’s Sushanti Homeopathy Clinic – “Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus”
  • DrJockers.com, LLC – Super C, Vitamin D/K2, Zinc Charge and ImmunoStrong Berry Liquid
  • Dr. Sherrill Sellman – “HealthMax Nano-Silver LiquidExternal”
  • Durazo Medical Biomagnetism – magnets
  • Earth Angel Oils – essential oils
  • Earthley Wellness (dba Modern Alternative Mama LLC) – herbal products
  • EUCYT Laboratories LLC – supplements derived from human umbilical cords
  • For Our Vets LLC (dba Patriot Supreme) – CBD products
  • Free Speech Systems LLC (dba Infowars.com) – colloidal silver toothpastes and rinses
  • FRS International, LLC – quercetin-containing products
  • Fusion Health and Vitality LLC – “CORE” and “IMMUNE SHOT
  • Gaia Arise Farms Apothecary – “True Viral Defense”
  • Gaia’s Whole Healing Essentials, LLC – Colloidal silver products
  • The GBS (dba Alpha Arogya India Pvt Ltd) – Ayurvedic products (“Alpha 11” and “Alpha 21”)
  • Genesis 2 Church – Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS)
  • GlutaGenic – “Viral Protection Kits”
  • The Golden Road Kratom – kratom products
  • Greater Peoria Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, S.C. (d.b.a. Joseph Health Group) – immune support supplements
  • Griffo Botanicals – herbal tinctures
  • GuruNanda, LLC – essential oils
  • Halosense Inc. – “salt therapy” products
  • Health Mastery Systems (dba Pure Plant Essentials) essential oils
  • Health Beauty Love Tincture – “E-Munity”
  • Health & Wellness Center International One, L.L.C. (dba Hotze Vitamins) – vitamins
  • Heavenly Natural – Products C60 (Carbon 60) and colloidal silver products
  • Herbal Amy Inc. – “Coronavirus Protocol” and other supplements
  • Herbs of Kedem – herbal supplements
  • Hopewell Essential Oils – herbal products
  • H-Lab Life – “Multi-Use Spray” products
  • Homeomart Indibuy – homeopathic drugs
  • Honey Colony LLC – colloidal silver products
  • Indigenous Products – “mineral products”
  • Indigo Naturals – CBD products
  • iThrive.health – supplements
  • Innovative Medicine LLC – “Nadovim”
  • The Jim Bakker Show – colloidal silver products
  • JRB Enterprise Group Inc. (dba Anti Aging Bed) – colloidal silver products
  • Kegan Wellness – vitamin supplements
  • KetoKerri LLC – vitamins and supplements
  • Lattice Biologics, Ltd. – supplements containing amniotic fluid
  • Lianhuaqingwencaps.com – supplements
  • Life Unlearned, LLC – vitamin D
  • Living Senior, LLC – CBD products
  • Lotus Herbal Supplements – supplements
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation – “ANDA 78202 Budesonide Inhalation Suspension”
  • North Coast Biologics – “nCoV19 spike protein vaccine”
  • North Isle Wellness Center – methylene blue products
  • Nuance Health, LLC – supplements
  • MMSTabs.com – MMS Products
  • Musthavemom.com – colloidal silver, dietary supplements, herb oils and homeopathic drugs
  • Native Roots Hemp – CBD products
  • Natural Solutions Foundation – “Dr. Rima RecommendsTM Nano Silver 10 PPM”
  • Noetic Nutraceuticals – CBD products
  • Nova Botanix LTD (dba CanaBD) – CBD products
  • NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – antimicrobial eyelid/eyelash solution
  • NRP Organics Ltd. – “Fortify Humic Beverage Concentrater” and “Electrify Fulvic Beverage Concentrate”
  • Neuro XPF – CBD products
  • organic-beauty-recipes.com – essential oils
  • Oxford Medical Instruments USA, Inc. – salt inhaler products
  • PA Green Wellness LLC (dba A Predictive Biotech Certified Facility) – CoreCyte™
  • Paradigm RE LLC – “Thymosin Alpha 1”
  • Peterson Research Laboratories LLC – “Simple Silver”
  • Pharmacy Plus, Inc. (dba Vital Care Compounder) – “COVID PACK” and “COVID ‘POSITIVE’ PACK”
  • Plum Dragon Herbs, Inc – herbal medicine
  • Prairie Dawn Herbs – herbal products
  • Predator Nutrition – vitamins and supplements
  • Pro Breath MD, LLC (dba Dentist Select and OraCare) – oral rinses
  • Project 1600 Inc. – CBD products
  • Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd. – essential oils
  • Rowpar Pharmaceuticals – CloSYS oral sprays and rinses
  • Rat’s Army – “VIRUS BIOSHIELD”
  • Red Moon Herbs – health supplements
  • Santiste Labs LLC – “Defend Patch”
  • Sage Vibrant Health Care, Inc. – supplements derived from human umbilical cords
  • Savvy Holistic Health (dba Holistic Healthy Pet) – “China Oral Nosode,”
  • Seanjari Preeti Womb Healing, L.L.C. – honey products
  • Shen Clinic, LLC – supplements
  • SilveryGuy – colloidal silver
  • SinoTradition.com – supplements
  • Sovereign Laboratories, LLC – supplements
  • Spartan Enterprises Inc. (dba Watershed Wellness Center) – colloidal silver products
  • SpiceTac – vitamin C
  • StayWell Copper Products – “Germ Stopper”
  • SuperHealthGuard and Loyal Great International Ltd. – supplements
  • Tonic Therapeutic Herb Shop & Elixir Bar – herbal products
  • Vapore LLC dba Mypurmist – “Mypurmist”
  • Vivify Holistic Clinic – Formula #1, Formula #2, Formula #3, and Eupatorium perfoliatum (“Boneset”)
  • WashingtonsLastFrontier.Com – essential oils and dietary supplements
  • White Eagle Native Herbs – herbal supplements
  • Woman Herbs, Ltd. (dba Sage Consulting & Apothecary) – numerous herbs and supplements
  • www.outoftheboxremedies.com – iodine products
  • Xephyr LLC (dba N-ergetics) – colloidal silver products

Remember to be wary of any company that claims it can prevent or reduce the severity of influenza or COVID-19 infections. The FDA can’t catch every scammer, and the above likely only represents a fraction of what’s out there. We can each do our part by reading labels carefully and reporting questionable items or services to MedWatch.

Scammers are everywhere, and they tend to come out of the woodwork when people are at their most desperate for solutions. We all want to feel like there’s more we can do, but the answers aren’t for sale online. Discuss real options with a qualified medical professional to stay safe and reduce the chances of getting scammed.

~Here’s to Your Health & Safety!

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