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FDA Warning – Internet Sales of Bogus STD Preventatives

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The FDA issued an emergency alert today warning consumers of drugs being sold on the Internet falsely claiming that they can prevent or treat sexually transmitted diseases. The products are sold under the names of Tetrasil, Genisil, Aviralex, OXi-MED, Imulux, Beta-mannan, Micronutrient, Qina, and SlicPlus and make claims such as:

“Treatment Kills all Herpes Viruses WITHOUT having to use conventional drugs or medications,” “Greatest STD Protection Without Condoms,” (SlicPlus) and “The active ingredient in our product is FDA certified to destroy 99.9992 percent of all pathogenic organisms [ie] Chlamydia” (OXi-MED).

Since these drugs have not been submitted to the FDA, they are in violation of FDA rules and should not be taken as they have not been tested for the safety or effectiveness and may pose a health threat to consumers. The FDA regards these drugs as “mislabeled” and/or “misleading” and states they do not include sufficient instructions for consumers.

Consumers should stop taking these drugs immediately and should report any adverse effects to the FDA’s MedWatch group at 800-FDA-1088.