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Health Quackery: Spotting Health Scams  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Quacks — people who sell unproven remedies — have been around for years. Today they have more ways than ever to peddle their wares. In addition to TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, infomercials, mail,... Details >

National Institute on Aging Information Center

Miracle Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism

Also available in: Spanish 

Remember the first rule of thumb for evaluating health claims: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This brochure will help you spot false and unsubstantiated claims. It describes some ty... Details >

Federal Trade Commission

National Consumer Organizations

These organizations define their missions as consumer assistance, protection and/or advocacy and can be of assistance in matters related to fraud and scams.... Details >

Federal Citizen Information Center, U.S. General Services Administration

Project Waistline

You've Seen the Claims... Now Get the Facts! Are you one of the estimated 50 million Americans who will go on a diet this year? If so, you may be tempted by advertisements for products promising easy... Details >

Federal Trade Commission

Protecting Yourself Against Health Fraud

An index of selected information gathered from various government agencies that adress health fraud - includes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).... Details >

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

State, County and City Government Consumer Protection Offices

This page provides contact information on state and local consumer protection agencies. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulat... Details >

Federal Citizen Information Center, U.S. General Services Administration