FDA Warns of Fraudulent Ebola Treatments

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<p>The Food and Drug Administration issued a <a href="http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm410086.htm">warning&nbsp;</a>last week&nbsp;advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. The agency stated that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, it had received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The agency said there are currently no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs to prevent or treat Ebola and, although there are experimental Ebola vaccines and treatments under development, these products are in the early stages of product development; have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness; and the supply is very limited. FDA said there are no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products specifically for Ebola available for purchase on the Internet.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The FDA is urging consumers who have seen fraudulent products or false claims to <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ucm059315.htm">report </a>them to the FDA.</p>

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