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    FDA, FTC Warn Opioid Cessation Supplement Makers

    The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission warned the marketers and distributors of 12 opioid cessation products for illegally marketing unapproved products with claims about their ability to help treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.

    The marketers include Opiate Freedom Center; U4Life, LLC; CalmSupport, LLC; TaperAid; Medicus Holistic Alternatives LLC; NutraCore Health Products, LLC; Healthy Healing, LLC; Soothedrawal, Inc.; Choice Detox Center, Inc.; GUNA, Inc.; and King Bio, Inc. 

    All of them use online platforms to make illegal claims about their products' ability to cure, treat, or prevent a disease, according to FDA. Examples of claims include: “#1 Selling Opiate Withdrawal Brand” and “Safe and effective natural supplements that work to ease many physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal.”

    If the companies don’t correct violations, they could face law enforcement actions, such as seizure or injunction.

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    Christine Blank
    Contributing Editor Christine Blank is a freelance writer based in Florida.


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