FDA takes steps to stop the selling of Fraudulent COVID “Tinctures”

FDA takes steps to stop the selling of Fraudulent COVID "Tinctures" 1

As part of the FDA’s effort to protect consumers, the agency issued a warning letter to Dr. Paul’s Lab for selling an unapproved product with fraudulent COVID-19 claims. The company sells “COVID-Aid Tincture,” and misleadingly represents the product can treat or prevent COVID-19 in people. The FDA requested that Dr. Paul’s Lab take immediate action to cease the sale of any unapproved and unauthorized products for the mitigation, prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or cure of COVID-19. Consumers concerned about COVID-19 should consult with their health care provider.

The FDA wrote to the company: “Some examples of the claims that establish the intended use of your product and misleadingly represent it as safe and/or effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 include:

  • “COVID-Aid Tincture . . . Directions: If illness [is] suspected, take 1 cc (1 dropperful) under tongue 4–6 times daily until symptoms subside.” [from your product label, the product catalog on your website http://draulslab.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Catalog-Final1.pdf and the product page on the website https://drsarahsessentials.com/products/covid-aid].”

A quick Google search revealed Dr. Paul, is, in fact, a veterinarian. It appears he has removed the COVID-Aid tincture from his website.

FDA takes steps to stop the selling of Fraudulent COVID "Tinctures" 2

The product also appeared on COVID-Aid Tincture – Dr. Sarah’s Essentialsdrsarahsessentials.com › products › covid-aid COVIDAid is a liquid tincture that is taken orally. Ingredients: Organic alcohol, organic apple cider vinegar, beet root, osha root, aronia berry, oregano, lobelia…It has since been removed from the page.

Be sure not to be taken advantage of with products that claim to cure COVID, or any other disease. Unless it says FDA approved, you probably want to avoid these magic cures.


Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
Edited by Dr. Justin Groode

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