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Stop Over-the-Counter Chelation Products, FDA Says

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned eight companies to stop marketing over-the-counter chelation products they claim will treat everything from autism and Alzheimer’s to macular degeneration.

The products are sold as dietary supplements — a market not regulated by the FDA — in the form of nasal sprays, suppositories, capsules, liquid drops and clay baths.

“This is dangerously misleading, targeting patients and caregivers of patients who have serious conditions with limited treatment options,” Michael Levy, director of new drugs and labeling compliance at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), said during a press briefing.

The products claim to cure a range of diseases by removing heavy metals from the body. These conditions including autism and cardiovascular conditions, as well as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration.

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