Resolve to watch out for health fraud
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to help consumers recognize and avoid being taken in by products bearing fraudulent health claims. To that end, it has produced a snazzy video to teach us what to look for.
The video alerts us to commonly misrepresented products, such as bogus cancer cures and ridiculous weight-loss products. It also offers tips on how to spot disreputable Web sites.
Some of this should be obvious: It's difficult to imagine falling for a product advertised for fixing flat feet or a shampoo said to combat H1N1 influenza. But as Victorian-era banker David Hannum (not P.T. Barnum!) said, there's a sucker born every minute. Don't be one of them, OK? Let's make 2010 the year we all refuse to get suckered.
Have you fallen for a fraudulently advertised health product? Please tell us your tale.
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