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2008-09-19 11:40:00

Five companies were charged with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures, according to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC's bureau of consumer protection, said the Food and Drug Administration and Canadian authorities were cooperating to warn consumers about misleading cures."As long as products have been sold there has been somebody out there selling snake oil to consumers," said Parnes."There is no credible scientific evidence that any of...

2008-06-19 00:00:30

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is cracking down on the sale of products that fraudulently claim to prevent or cure cancer. The products contain ingredients such as bloodroot, shark cartilage, coral calcium, cesium, ellagic acid, Cat's Claw, an herbal tea called Essiac, and mushroom varieties such as Agaricus Blazeii, Shitake, Maitake, and Reishi, the FDA said Tuesday in a news release. The agency sent warning letters to 23 U.S. companies and two foreign individuals saying...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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