Feds Crack Down on Sham STD Drugs

FTC warning
FTC warning

Federal health regulators are warning consumers to beware of fraudulent drugs that claim to treat, cure and prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- dangerous snake oil that may actually contribute to the spread of STDs and delay the treatment of serious conditions.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint effort last week to stamp out these products, all of which make unproven claims to treat, cure and prevent STDs such as herpes, HIV and AIDS.