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Tue May 5, 2009
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FDA Warns against fraudulent claims concerning swine flu.

Washington, D. C. – (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says it has
found at least 20 Web sites that may be fraudulently marketing
products with claims they guard against or cure swine flu.
The FDA on Monday publicly rebuked one such site -
rebuildermedical.com - for offering a $199 "SilverCure Swine Flu
Protection Pack" consisting of shampoo, lotion, conditioner and
soap that supposedly deposit traces of silver.
The FDA says no silver-based products have been approved for
swine flu treatment or prevention.
Alyson Saben, who heads a new FDA swine flu consumer fraud team,
says Rebuildermedical will have 48 hours to take corrective action.
A phone message and e-mail to Rebuildermedical were not
immediately returned.