Feds Target False Cancer Cures

by: cancercompass

The Federal Trade Commission has charged five companies with making false claims that their products can cure cancer.

The five companies include:

  • Alexander Heckman d/b/a Omega Supply
  • Native Essence Herb Company
  • Daniel Chapter One
  • Gemtronics Inc.
  • Mary T. Spohn d/b/a Herbs for Cancer

"There is no credible scientific evidence that any of the products marketed by these companies can prevent, cure, or treat cancer of any kind," said Lydia Parnes, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

In a press release issued yesterday, the FTC said that six other companies have already agreed to settlements.

The lawsuits correspond with the launch of an FTC education campaign to warn consumers about cancer cure scams. For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/curious.