FDA warns Natural Solutions Foundation that the products they offer for sale are not Ebola cures and are therefore “misbranded.” At present there is no practical cure for Ebola, though several different vaccines are in development.
A company in New Jersey using Youtube, Facebook and other online means to advertise their offerings has been sent a warning by the FDA to stop claiming that their products offer treatment for or protection from Ebola.
Their offerings, including a liquid solution referred to as “The Silver Solution” or “Nano Silver” and chocolate bars termed “CBD Organic Dark Chocolate Bars.” According to the FDA, the company claims that the Nano Sliver, among other things, has healing powers that cannot be verified by scientific testing. As Natural Solutions Foundation puts it, “In fact, every disease causing organism against which it has been tested, all around the world has been killed (bacteria, parasites) or inactivated (viruses) by this amazing solution.”
According to the CDC, “No FDA-approved vaccine or medicine (e.g., antiviral drug) is available for Ebola.” The CDC also notes that “Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.”
The FDA notes that Natural Solutions Foundation products “are not generally recognized as safe and effective … and therefore, these products are ‘new drugs’ under section 201(p) of the Act [21U.S.C. § 321(p)]. New drugs may not be legally introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce without prior approval from the FDA, as described in section 505(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 355(a)]; see also section 301(d) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 331(d)]. FDA approves a new drug on the basis of scientific data submitted by a drug sponsor to demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective.”
According to NJ.com, since the FDA warning, one of the websites run by the company has been shuttered, and another has since added the disclaimer that their products have not been tested by the FDA.
The FDA warned Natural Solutions Foundation that “it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made.”