Consumer rights organizations urge the FDA and FTC to take action against Joseph Mercola and his businesses over their false, misleading, and dangerous claims that their products will prevent, treat or cure COVID-19.
Jann Bellamy on August 13, 2020
Consumer and social justice groups are asking the FDA and FTC to bring enforcement actions against Joseph Mercola, D.O., and his companies (collectively, the “Mercola Group”) for false, misleading, and deceptive claims that his products will treat, cure, or prevent COVID-19 infections.
In letters sent to the two agencies (FDA here and FTC here), dated July 21st, the Center For Science in the Public Interest, Justice Catalyst, and the People’s Parity Project charge the Mercola Group with capitalizing on the coronavirus. Their deceptive marketing claims and “medical” advice, these organizations say, pose a clear danger to the public […]