FDA sends warning letter to company for marketing “fraudulent and dangerous” coronavirus treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a firm marketing a product that falsely claims to “cure, mitigate, treat, prevent, or diagnose Coronavirus and/or Covid-19 in people,” according to a press release from the agency.

The letter was sent to Genesis II Church of Health and Healing and multiple websites associated with the firm. It targeted the “Miracle Mineral Solution” — a chlorine dioxide product — which was marketed as prevention and treatment for coronavirus.

The FDA has issued previous warnings that chlorine dioxide poses a significant risk to health and is not shown to be safe and effective for any health use.

“The sale of these products can jeopardize a person’s health and delay proper medical treatment,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement. “We continue to take action and keep up our efforts to monitor for fraudulent treatments during this public health emergency and remind the public to seek medical help from their health care providers.”

The recipient of the warning letter has 48 hours to provide documentation that misleading claims have been corrected, along with outlining what steps are being taken to prevent future recurrences. Failure to do so “may result in legal action, including, without limitation, seizure and injunction,” according to the letter sent Wednesday.

CNN has reached out to Genesis II Church of Health and Healing for comment.

FDA sends warning letter to company for marketing "fraudulent and dangerous" coronavirus treatment

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