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Consumer Alert: FDA stops fake cancer cures

23 American and 2 foreign companies that market phony cancer cures on the Internet have been told to stop this activity by the FDA.

The products contain ingredients such as bloodroot, shark cartilage, coral calcium, cesium, ellagic acid, Cat’s Claw, an herbal tea called Essiac, and mushroom varieties such as agaricus blazeii, shitake, maitake, and reishi.

The 125 products affected are listed here.

6/30/08 22:36 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.