Watch out for advertisers promoting non-prescription cures for STDs…

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… ’cause they are just not in existence. According to the AP:

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said none of the products have been proven to treat any disease.

“These products are dangerous because they are targeted to patients with serious conditions, where treatment options proven to be safe and effective are available,” said Deborah Autor, FDA’s director of drug compliance, in a statement.

FDA scientists said the products are a public health hazard because patients could waste time taking them and delay seeking medical care.

A website for Medavir, made by Medavir Medical Advances, claims the product “has been proven effective in several official university research studies — including an official FDA trial.”

But the FDA has never approved any non-prescription products for sexually transmitted disease, according to federal officials. Drugs are available for herpes, chlamydia, HIV and other diseases, but only via prescription.

I’m really tired of the things these drug companies try to sell us for all kinds of things… primarily because they put people in unsafe positions. If you don’t see a doctor for a specific problem which requires real medical treatment and you take a pill tat’s a false solution, then you put your life on the line.

This, supported by lies, is all to common.

Meanwhile, thinking about STDs, here’s some Monday morning entertainment from Tom Lehrer:

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Posted on May 14, 2012, in Announcement, Business, Corporations, ethics, funny, Health Care, humor, Legal, Music, News, Opinion, quote, Technology, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Watch out for advertisers promoting non-prescription cures for STDs….

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