Schumer: Feds to crack down on phony flu products

AP News
Posted: Nov 17, 2009 3:12 PM

Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government is notifying 10 companies in a crackdown on phony remedies to the swine flu now on the market.

The Federal Trade Commission action follows Schumer's request earlier this month to address what he calls gimmicks and fake cures. He says the products threaten efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible.

Schumer says Tuesday the FTC effort is a major crackdown on businesses that prey on fear of the H1N1 virus.

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He didn't release the names of the companies and they aren't charged with crimes.