Don’t believe in miracle cures

Studying the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, scientists around the world are testing nearly 100 new vaccines. At least three others have discontinued testing, due to poor or misleading results. The best cure for the pandemic is getting more than 80% of the population effectively vaccinated. But if you are suffering now from COVID-19, be careful about frauds selling miracles. There is no miracle cure, and you must be very careful.

Fraudulent claims

The FDA has sent over hundred-forty warning letters to people selling unproven, harmful, and illegally marketed products. These fraudulent products claim to cure, treat, or prevent COVID-19. They also haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness, and as a result, might be dangerous to you and your family.

Read the label and protect yourself: no miracle cure

Is the product labeled for veterinary use, or “for research use only”? Don’t use it: researchers have not evaluated it for safety. These products may have adverse effects, including serious illness and death when taken by people. Selling fraudulent COVID-19 products is a threat to public health. If you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19, talk to your doctor and follow the advice of FDA’s federal partners about how to prevent the spread of this illness.

Identify false or misleading treatment claims

  • Be suspicious: does it claim to treat a wide range of diseases?
  • Personal testimonials are not scientific evidence.
  • Few diseases or conditions can be treated quickly, there is no “quick fix” and no miracle cure.
  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • “Miracle cures” claiming scientific breakthroughs or containing secret ingredients are probably a hoax.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines. Speak to your medical provider; she will tell you whether you should get tested. Vedas is testing now for COVID-19. Talk to your doctor about any test or treatment you might have found online. Call your pharmacist or the FDA with your questions about medication. Also, the FDA’s Division of Drug Information (DDI) will answer almost any drug question.

COVID-19 testing at Vedas

Drive up to our office without an appointment for your COVID-19 tests. When you arrive, call our receptionist at 281-298-5476 and she will send staff to do your paperwork and your tests. If you have medical insurance, you will only pay a co-pay. If you are uninsured, you will pay fee-for-service: PCR test, $125; Antibody and Rapid Antigen tests, $110 each.

Vedas is minutes from I-45 (Houston’s North Freeway) in The Woodlands. Call 281-298-5476 for your free consultation with Dr. Nangrani. Together, you will discuss your expectations and design your treatment plan. We look forward to seeing you soon! Stay safe!

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