Colloidal silver, herbal supplements and essential oils are among a number of products currently being fraudulently promoted as cures for COVID-19, as the US Food and Drug Administration targets seven companies peddling unproven treatments.
“The FDA considers the sale and promotion of fraudulent COVID-19
products to be a threat to the public health,” said FDA Commissioner
Stephen M. Hahn in a recent statement. “We have an aggressive
surveillance program that routinely monitors online sources for health
fraud products, especially during a significant public health issue such
as this one.”