The government is cracking down on bogus remedies for herpes, HIV/AIDS, genital warts, and other sexually transmitted diseases. The FDA announced in early May that it had sent warning letters to 12 firms that hawk unproven over-the-counter pills and supplements. The agency said people with STDs might try them instead of making use of prescription drugs that are of proven benefit.
Keep clicking to see the firms that are in the government's cross-hairs...
Derma Remedies sells remedies like H-Stop Dx, H-Guard Dx, Molluscum Dx, and Wart Dx.
Credit: Derma Remedies
Chlamydia-Clinic offers C-Cure as a safe and effective treatment for chlamydia.
EverCLR3 claims to have made a "scientific breakthrough" with its product, EverCLR3, the "natural approach to controlling herpes."
Flor Nutraceuticals sells Herpaflor Outbreak Response Topical Liquid, Herpaflor Outbreak Response Tablets, and Herpaflor Daily Formula Tablets for treatment of herpes outbreaks.
The International Institute of Holistic Healing offers Colloidal Silver 500 ppm (Liquid), Essaic Tonic Liquid Drops, and Oil of Oregano P73 Physician's Strength to treat HIV/AIDS, genital herpes, and genital warts.
Credit: International Institute of Holistic Healing
Lesa Sverid markets O2xygen Force (also referred to as Oxygen Force, OxyForce, and Oxy2), DMSO Cream, DMSO Roll-on, DMSO Cream w/Aloe, and AlkaLife as natural cures for herpes outbreaks.
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Master Peace claims that its Disintegrate Formula, Detox Formula, Echinacea/Golden Seal, and Burdock products can treat a wide range of conditions, including HIV, HPV, and hepatitis.
Credit: Master Peace, Inc.
Medavir Medical Advances
Medavir Medical Advances claims to have "the #1 rated nonprescription herpes treatment." Its website contains anonymous testimonials that its products Medavir, ViraBalm, and Vyristic Immune Support can stop herpes outbreaks immediately.
Credit: Medavir Medical Advances, Inc.
Pacific Naturals markets Herpeset and Wartrol as treatments for genital herpes and warts. Despite claims about safe and effective relief, Pacific Naturals admits that its products are "not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease" and have not been approved by the FDA.
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Polydna claims that its dietary supplement, Gene-Eden, can help treat human papillomavirus (HPV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Herpes Simplex virus (HSV), and hepatitis.
Viruxo offers consumers an "outbreak free life," claiming that its nonprescription product, Viruxo Anti-Viral Support, can prevent and eliminate herpes outbreaks.