US FDA warns of fraudulent Ebola drug claims
Published on Aug 15, 2014 8:12 AM
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has become aware of products being sold online that fraudulently claim to prevent or treat Ebola.
The FDA's warning comes on the heels of comments by Nigeria's top health official, Onyebuchi Chukwu, who reportedly said earlier on Thursday that eight Ebola patients in Lagos, the country's capital, will receive an experimental treatment called nano-silver.
Erica Jefferson, a spokeswoman for the FDA, said she could not provide any information about the product referenced by the Nigerians.
The FDA did not specify any products in its warning.
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