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"These purported fertility aids seek to profit off of the vulnerability and frustration many may feel as they face difficulties in getting pregnant," the FDA said in a news release. "Relying on ineffective, unproven products can be a waste of time and money, and can possibly result in illness or serious injury."
"It is important to know that these products are not based on proven scientific information, and they have not been reviewed for safety and efficacy," the FDA said.
FDA said the fake testimonials include statements such as these:
- "You will get pregnant very fast and give birth to healthy children regardless of … how severe or chronic your infertility disorder."
- " … a perfect natural alternative to infertility drugs or invasive treatments."
- "best fertility supplements to boost your chance of pregnancy or improve your IVF success rate."
- "… treat infertility… effectiveness in preventing recurrent miscarriages during early stage pregnancy."
- Other false claims include: "One product does it all" or "Miracle cure" or "scientific breakthrough" or "cure all."
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, May 26, 2021
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