WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- American radio show host was advised by the USFDA to cease marketing and selling products that falsely claim to treat coronavirus ailment.
- The FDA also warned the conspiracy theorist to take down videos that also promote the products which are not yet approved.
- Currently, the products are no longer displayed on the website, InfoWars, where it was earlier posted.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) reportedly warned radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to take out various medicinal products that claim to cure coronavirus being sold on his website.
In his website, InfoWars, Jones has previously posted products for sale such as “SuperSilver Wound Dressing Gel,” “SuperSilver Whitening Toothpaste,” “Superblue Fluoride Free Toothpaste,” and “Superblue Silver Immune Gargle,” that all claimed to be treatments to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the FDA sent a notice to Jones, telling him that the specified products on his website are new drugs that are currently not yet approved by the agency.
The government agency also told Jones of the violations he will be facing by promoting and selling the unapproved drugs on his website.
As of today, the said products are no longer available at InfoWars, as per order by the USFDA.
Also, the FDA asked Jones to take down some videos that several videos where the InfoWars founder reportedly promoted the products, as well as false claims on how the said items can help fight the coronavirus.
The letter advised Jones to review his product labels, websites, and other marketing materials, and make sure that it did not mislead the public about its veracity as a cure COVID-19 symptoms.
The letter also reminded Jones that the products are not FDA approved, further noting that item misbranding violates the United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C).
Source: The Hill