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November 24, 2009

FDA Urges You to Add Fraudulent H1N1 Products Widget
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Washington, DC (RPRN) 11/24/09 — Fraudulent H1N1 Products Widget

Place this Fraudulent H1N1 Products Widget on your Web site, portal home page, or in your blog to allow you and your visitors to search for Fraudulent H1N1 Products.

A widget is an application that displays the featured content directly on your web page. You can embed content in your Web site or blog to increase overall awareness about this important topic.  Once you’ve added the widget, there’s no technical maintenance. FDA.gov will update the content automatically.

To add it to your site, click on "Share." A new screen will display the html code for the widget. Simply cut and paste the html code into your Web page.

For more information on H1N1 Flu visit the FDA H1N1 Flu Page and www.Flu.gov.

 

Purpose of the Fraudulent Products List

This list is intended to alert consumers about Web sites that are or were illegally marketing unapproved, uncleared, or unauthorized products in relation to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus (sometimes referred to as the “swine flu” virus). Note that until evidence to the contrary is presented to FDA, the owner of the listed Web site is considered responsible for promoting the unapproved, uncleared, or unauthorized products. The uses related to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus are not necessarily being promoted by the manufacturers of the products.

Consumer Considerations about the Products List

  • This list does not include every Web site that is marketing products related to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus without FDA approval, clearance, or authorization, only those Web sites to which FDA has issued a warning letter.
  • Even if a Web site is not included in this list, consumers should exercise caution before purchasing over the Internet any product purporting to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat, or cure the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus.
  • Please note that some of these products may be approved or cleared by FDA for other medical uses. The fact that a product is listed on this page indicates ONLY that the products are not cleared, approved, or authorized for the diagnosis, mitigation, prevention, treatment, or cure of the 2009 H1N1 flu virus.

Once included, all Web sites and products will remain listed. After FDA has verified that the products or the objectionable claims related to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus have been removed from the Web site, this information will be added to the list.

The information is current as of the date indicated. If we learn that any information is not accurate, we will revise the list as soon as possible.

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Important note: Consumers are advised that FDA has not determined whether these Web sites include products promoted for uses not related to the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus that are also illegally marketed because they are not approved, cleared, or authorized by FDA for those other uses.

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