Fraudulent Health Products
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Health products include drugs, medical devices and natural products. These are regulated by Health Canada. As an organization, Health Canada tends to be concerned with the health and safety aspect of the products, and the Department should be followed up with if an adverse reaction, or a safety concern with the product is there. Health Canada can be reached by clicking this link.
The Competition Bureau is now getting involved with health fraud, and if the products are clearly fraudulent but don’t have any adverse medical issues, the Competition Bureau should be contacted at this link.
In the U.S. for the most part, as we understand the situation, the FDA is the place to be contacted for health and safety concerns with products, and the Federal Trade Commission looks after fraudulent promotion, advertising etc. The FDA can be reached here and here is the link for the FTC.
Rainbow Investigations Health Products Stories
Pharmacies Charged For Counterfeit Drugs
Two Ontario based pharmacies have been charged for making counterfeit Viagara...
October 02, 2005
Merck Liable In Vioxx Law Suit
This major award in Texas now has litigation lawyers everywhere interested...
August 25, 2005
Canada Re-classifies Crystal Meth
Canada now consider crystal meth as serious as heroine and cocaine...
August 13, 2005
Bogus Canadian HIV Kits Actioned By FTC
Another health fraud action in Canada by the U.S. FTC...
June 01, 2005
Major International Internet Pharmacy Fraud Busted
A major internet pharmacy operation selling narcotics, steroids and other drugs is busted...
April 25, 2005
Cortisol Supplements Actioned by FTC
A California based company producing cortisol type supplements actioned by the FTC...
October 09, 2004
VIOXX Withdrawl Has Concerns, and Law Suits
VIOXX was withdrawn after concerns from new studies - now we have lawsuits in Canada...
October 09, 2004
Canadian Ab Energizers Removed From Market
In a matter that started well over a year ago, more Ab Energizers are removed from the Canadian market...
July 25, 2004
Bentley-Myers / Zymax Prosecution Complete
This is the final chapter in a health fraud that started in California and then moved to Vancouver, B.C....
June 15, 2004
Bentley-Myers International Busted By FTC
Another major health fraud operating in Canada is actioned by the U.S. government...
July 03, 2003
U.S. Agencies Continue To Crack Down on Bogus Health Claims...
A combined FTC/FDA action has shut down a huge MLM liquid silver operation...
June 22, 2003
FTC Cracks Down On SARS Prevention Products
The U.S. is cracking down on sites that claim to prevent SARS...
May 11, 2003
Skinny Pill For Kids May Be Harmful
Many diet experts from around the world are concerned about a Florida preparation directed at kids...
December 20, 2002
Toronto Firm Selling Ab Muscle Stimulators Charged
As a followup to the recent U.S. actions on abdominal excercisers, Canada has taken some action...
December 17, 2002
Denman Scientific Research / Zymax / Vancouver Natural Health products
Here's a report on the current hot diet scam making the rounds in the U.S....
December 13, 2002
FDA Seizes Supplement Making Drug Claims
The FDA of the U.S. recently worked with Grand Marshalls to seize supplements making Autism cliams.
October 28, 2002
Federal Court Imposes $4 Million Fine In Bulk Vitamin Case
An six year investigation by the Competition Bureau leads to more fines in bulk vitamin case...
October 16, 2002
Zymax / Denman Scientific / Vancouver Natural Health Products – Major West Coast Natural Product Fraud
Health Fraud is alive and well in Canada - this one is from the Vancouver area, and is targeting the western part of the U.S....
September 10, 2002
Chinese Diet Pill Deaths Mount
At least six deaths in Asia now are blamed from this product...
July 25, 2002
Chinese Diet Pills Continue To Cause Deaths and Serious Illness in Asian Women
Chinese Diet Pills causing major liver damage...
July 21, 2002
Singaporean Women Dies After Taking Diet Pill
A serious adverse reaction to the liver has taken the life of a Singaporean women...
June 03, 2002
U.S. Drug Manufacturer Fined $500 Million For Violating Good Manufacturing Practices Regulation
A U.S. drug plant is fined heavily for not adhereing to maunfuacturing guidelines...
May 23, 2002
Federal Trade Commission Charges Three Electronic Abdominal Exercise Belts With Making False Claims
FTC Charges abdominal excecise belts with false claims...
May 09, 2002
Bogus Anthrax Defence Products Busted By FTC
The FTC gets agreed settlements from 2 companies promoting bogus anthrax defense products...
March 02, 2002
Health Canada Warns To Not Use PC SPES and SPES
Two herbal drugs from California have been confirmed to be contaminated with prescription drug ingredients...
February 11, 2002
U.S. Fines French Drug Firm $33 Million
Through a plea agreement, the company has agreed to pay criminal and civil penalties of over $33,000,000…
October 23, 2001
Health Canada Stops Sale of Pig Drug
Health Canada has ordered manufacturers to stop marketing a pig drug called Carbadox because it can cause cancer in rats when the drug is metabolized…
August 18, 2001
Xenadine RFA-1 For Weight Loss
Rainbow Investigations is warning consumers about a product, originating out of the Toronto area…
July 02, 2001
Colorado Supplement Maker Jailed 21 Months
James D. Cameron was convicted for manufacturing a supplement, known as Formula One…
August 29, 2000
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