FDA warns Alex Jones to stop promoting false coronavirus cures
The Food and Drug Administration has told InfoWars founder Alex Jones to remove various products for sale on his website that falsely claim to cure COVID-19.
Jones’ “Superblue Silver Immune Gargle,” “SuperSilver Whitening Toothpaste,” “SuperSilver Wound Dressing Gel” and “Superblue Fluoride Free Toothpaste” are all marketed as cures to the current pandemic, but the FDA, in a letter to Jones on Thursday, said that these products are “unapproved new drugs.”
The federal agency also lists a variety of federal laws that Jones has violated by selling the products on his website, requesting that the known conspiracy theorist “take immediate action to cease the sale” of these products.
The letter also cited several videos that the FDA also want taken down, in which Jones promotes his products and spouts false information about how they can help combat COVID-19.
“We advise you to review your websites, product labels, and other labeling and promotional materials to ensure that you are not misleadingly representing your products as safe and effective for a COVID-19 related use for which they have not been approved by FDA and that you do not make claims that misbrand the products in violation of the FD&C Act,” the letter reads.
The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.