Sunday, October 23, 2005

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People at Risk
Teenagers and the elderly are two prime targets for health fraud
promoters.
Teenagers concerned about their appearance and susceptible to peer
pressure may fall for such products as fraudulent diet pills, breast
developers, and muscle-building pills.

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For example, he says, several skin cream products promise to
prevent transmission of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and herpes
viruses. They are promoted especially to health-care workers. Many
of the creams contain antibacterial ingredients but, "there is no
substantiation at all on whether or not [the skin creams] work" against
HIV, says Aronson. FDA has warned the manufacturers of these
creams to stop the misleading promotions.