Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Beware of Fake, Possibly Harmful H1N1 "Medications"

As with any big news, the scum come out to see how they can benefit. Whether it's fake charities set up using 9-11 as their pitch or looters after an evacuation, there will always be some nasty people who try to take advantage of the situation. Of course, the H1N1 issue is no different.

The United States FDA has issued warnings about various products and supplements touted to help you prevent or treat the H1N1 virus. Besides being a waste of your money, they also could be quite dangerous, depending on their make up and your own personal medical history.

The FDA has provided a widget (in sidebar to the right) that you can use to check if the product you're interested in is on their watch out list or it's approved.

I hope this helps with all this confusion that seems be running rampant. Also, for more information, don't forget about the FDA H1N1 Flu Page and www.Flu.gov.


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