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Protect yourself and your family
This information was produced in collaboration between FDA’s Office of Women’s Health and Office of Enforcement.
- Talk to a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist or call the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-888-463-6332 before you use any health products.
- Get the facts about health fraud at: www.fda.gov/healthfraud
- Report problem with a product to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov/medwatch or Call 1-800-332-1088
- Report false advertising to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) www.ftc.gov or 1-877-382-4357
Health Fraud… Don’t take the risk with your health or your money. You might see ads on TV or the Internet that make a lot of promises about a new health product. However, you don’t know if it can really help you. It may even hurt you.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines health fraud as the deceptive promotion, advertising, distribution, or sale of a product represented as being effective to prevent, diagnose, treat, cure, or lessen an illness or condition, or provide another beneficial effect on health, but that has not been scientifically proven safe and effective for such purposes.
*For entertainment ONLY, always refer to and/or consult with your physician prior to any diet or exercise.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*Results not typical, individual results may vary.
*Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for any medical advice, provided by your physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging and labels. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your physician or health care provider.