Wave of addiction supplements sparks FDA warning letters
As the opioid epidemic continues, there has been a rise in over-the-counter supplements that promise to “help curb addiction.” Now the FDA is cracking down on these products, claiming they violate FDA and FCC advertising policy.
As reported by MDMag, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released joint statements with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warning 4 marketers and 11 distributors of 12 opioid cessation products, due to the illegal marketing of unapproved therapies that claimed to be able to treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.
“The FDA is increasingly concerned with the proliferation of products claiming to treat or cure serious diseases like opioid addiction and withdrawal,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in a statement. “People who are addicted to opioids should have access to safe and effective treatments and not be victimized by unscrupulous vendors who are trying to capitalize on the opioid epidemic by taking advantage of consumers and selling products with baseless claims. We’ll continue to work with our partners at the FTC to step up our actions against unapproved products being marketed for the treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal.”
The companies distributing these products that were warned were:
Opiate Freedom Center for its Opiate Freedom 5-Pack
U4Life, LLC for Mitadone
CalmSupport, LLC for CalmSupport
TaperAid for both TaperAid and TaperAid Complete
Medicus Holistic Alternatives LLC for Natracet
NutraCore Health Products, LLC for its Opiate Detox Pro
Healthy Healing, LLC for Withdrawal Support
Soothedrawal, Inc. for Soothedrawal
Choice Detox Center, Inc. for Nofeel
GUNA, Inc. for GUNA-ADDICT 1
King Bio, Inc. for AddictaPlex
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