Sumary of FDA, FTC issue warnings for dietary supplements claiming to treat diabetes:
- Back to Healio The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to 10 companies that market unapproved supplements to treat diabetes and urged consumers not to use the products, which may be harmful.
- The letters claim the companies are illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent diabetes, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
- ” Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, products intended to diagnose, cure, treat, mitigate or prevent disease are drugs and are subject to the requirements that apply to drugs, even if they are labeled as dietary supplements.
- Unlike drugs approved by the FDA, the agency has not evaluated whether the unapproved products subject to the warning letters announced Sept.