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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Florida-based company a warning letter for marketing an unapproved cold and flu remedy. The company, Flu and Cold Defense LLC advertises the product, GermBullet®, as a blend of 11 organic botanicals claiming the product was tested and reviewed by a FDA lab. Federal regulators announced the claim was false and the product had never been tested by the FDA.  With flu incidence on a rise, FDA regulators say there is an increase of phony flu remedies and fake flu vaccines. Have any of your patients asked about flu remedies that you are not familiar with?

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