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FDA warns supplement maker about unapproved diabetes treatment claims.

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The FDA recently warned the operator of a Spanish-language website selling a supplement called GlucoCoR that statements on the site illegally market GlucoCoR as a drug intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. The claims included:

  • “Promote healthy glucose levels”
  • “Promote … tissue repair”
  • “Helps maintain adequate levels of blood sugar” (also on product packaging)
  • “Attends the biochemical origin of the disease”
  • “Treatment for Diabetes 1 and 2 diabetes GlucoCor”

The agency, in its warning letter, also cited problem claims appearing on the Puerto Rican company’s Facebook page.

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Remember, readers, marketing supplements as having the ability to treat, cure, alleviate the symptoms of, or prevent developing diseases and disorders is simply not permitted by law. If a supplement really could do all that, then it would be a drug subject to rigorous study and testing to gain FDA approval.

Find more of our coverage on supplements here.

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