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(US Food and Drug Administration)   If you had a Venn diagram of "FDA warning," "promoting false coronavirus cures," and "Alex Jones" as intersecting circles, step forward to collect your prize   (fda.gov) divider line
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2020-04-09 9:05:21 PM  
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48 hours...
 
2020-04-09 9:37:56 PM  
Just today
Colloidal silver nixed by FDA
Infowars is saying it's OK
'Cos we'll just sell it anyway

Suddenly
There's a warning letter sent to me:
My magic toothpaste for COVID-19
Is violating U.S.C.

That's my video? I don't know, I cannot say
I said nothing wrong; they belong
To the Deep Sta-yay-yay-yay-te

FDA
Controlled by reptoids and alien grays
The Clinton murder machine won today
In Prison Planet USA

That's my video? I don't know, I cannot say
I said nothing wrong; they belong
To the Deep Sta-yay-yay-yay-te...

...Just today
Immunovitamins on sale, and they
Can kill all viruses, bacteriae
But you must act now, OK?
Mm, mm, mm, mmm...
 
2020-04-09 9:51:59 PM  
Concentric circles.
 
2020-04-09 10:23:00 PM  
Gotta love the old 483.

I am pretty sure if he utters a word about any of his products again he goes to jail.
 
2020-04-10 4:13:48 AM  
Doesn't pretty much everybody have that Venn diagram?

Are we going to have to split the prize evenly?

And what IS the prize, anyhow?
 
2020-04-10 4:17:19 AM  
If he wants to satisfy the FDA, he needs to prove the safety and efficacy. Perhaps he can test his products on frogs?

Gay Frogs (Alex Jones REMIX)
Youtube 9JRLCBb7qK8
 
2020-04-10 4:30:30 AM  
...why does the FFA logo look like it was designed in 1985?
 
2020-04-10 4:32:08 AM  
So now the amusing tag has preempted by the 'about damn time's tag?
 
2020-04-10 4:37:48 AM  
Alex just needs to get elected President.  Then he can have daily press conferences hawking his junk science and enrich his family without issues.
 
2020-04-10 4:37:54 AM  

veale728: ...why does the FFA logo look like it was designed in 1985?


Probably because it was?

Meanwhile, have a nice glass of Coca-Cola while you contemplate an update.
 
2020-04-10 4:40:13 AM  

veale728: ...why does the FFA logo look like it was designed in 1985?


Because way back then the letters "D" and "F" were interchangeable. It was mostly due to a plot by the Future Farmers of America.

If you have further questions about the "D" ask your mom. Your mom knows a lot about the "D".
 
2020-04-10 5:04:45 AM  

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2020-04-10 5:16:08 AM  

Archie Goodwin: veale728: ...why does the FFA logo look like it was designed in 1985?

Probably because it was?


September 20216 - FDA Logo Modernization Aims For Uniform 'Look And Feel'
https://pink.pharmaintelligence.inform​a.com/PS119103/FDA-Logo-Modernization-​Aims-For-Uniform-Look-And-Feel

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2020-04-10 5:18:55 AM  

IgG4: Gotta love the old 483.

I am pretty sure if he utters a word about any of his products again he goes to jail.


" Violations of the FTC Act may result in legal action seeking a Federal District Court injunction and an order may require that you pay back money to consumers. "
 
2020-04-10 5:34:52 AM  
The only Venn diagram involving Alex Jones  I've got on file is two concentric circles of "Alex Jones" and "Died in a fire".
 
2020-04-10 5:35:49 AM  

jaytkay: IgG4: Gotta love the old 483.

I am pretty sure if he utters a word about any of his products again he goes to jail.

" Violations of the FTC Act may result in legal action seeking a Federal District Court injunction and an order may require that you pay back money to consumers. "


We're talking Alex Jones, here.  He's likely to rip off his shirt in court and start yelling at the judge about Hillary Clinton and pickle jars.
 
2020-04-10 5:42:41 AM  

Morning Horsefarts: We're talking Alex Jones, here.  He's likely to rip off his shirt in court and start yelling at the judge about Hillary Clinton and pickle jars.


We're talking about Alex Jones, who should be in prison for leading the harassment of Sandy Hook families.

He's more likely to get a Presidential Medal of Freedom than an appropriate penalty.
 
2020-04-10 5:50:04 AM  
"(....) it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made."

FDA better also send a letter to that snake oil salesman at the Whitehouse pushing Hydroxychloroquine.
 
2020-04-10 6:41:07 AM  
I really don't know how that guy lives with himself.
 
2020-04-10 6:47:11 AM  
Alex Jones should be thrown in jail for the rest of his life. Of course, you know Trump would just pardon him.
 
2020-04-10 6:47:48 AM  

craiguyver: Alex just needs to get elected President.  Then he can have daily press conferences hawking his junk science and enrich his family without issues.


I'd expect that post to get laughs in another time. But we all know you've been proven right. He might win that some could "stick it to the libs." As Trae Crowder, "the liberal redneck", said: "These people would burn down their house so they'd know the liberal next door would choke on the smoke for 15 minutes." (I encourage people to look him up on YouTube, read his book on the South.)
 
2020-04-10 6:48:59 AM  

craiguyver: Alex just needs to get elected President.  Then he can have daily press conferences hawking his junk science and enrich his family without issues.


At least a 3rd of the country would vote for him. Because America is terrible.
 
2020-04-10 6:51:10 AM  

Cythraul: I really don't know how that guy lives with himself.


He's a sociopath. Which is something in common with many Trump supporters.
 
2020-04-10 7:07:12 AM  

PrettyImportant2: "(....) it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made."

FDA better also send a letter to that snake oil salesman at the Whitehouse pushing Hydroxychloroquine.


It's an FDA approved drug, genius.
 
2020-04-10 7:14:34 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: PrettyImportant2: "(....) it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made."

FDA better also send a letter to that snake oil salesman at the Whitehouse pushing Hydroxychloroquine.

It's an FDA approved drug, genius.


Which does not have well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made.

Genius.
 
2020-04-10 7:33:45 AM  

Morning Horsefarts: jaytkay: IgG4: Gotta love the old 483.

I am pretty sure if he utters a word about any of his products again he goes to jail.

" Violations of the FTC Act may result in legal action seeking a Federal District Court injunction and an order may require that you pay back money to consumers. "

We're talking Alex Jones, here.  He's likely to rip off his shirt in court and start yelling at the judge about Hillary Clinton and pickle jars.


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2020-04-10 7:35:14 AM  

PrettyImportant2: "(....) it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made."

FDA better also send a letter to that snake oil salesman at the Whitehouse pushing Hydroxychloroquine.


My science is protected by the first amendment!

/,Derp
 
2020-04-10 7:52:17 AM  

Archie Goodwin: veale728: ...why does the FFA logo look like it was designed in 1985?

Probably because it was?

Meanwhile, have a nice glass of Coca-Cola while you contemplate an update.


New Coke?
 
2020-04-10 7:58:49 AM  
Wait, advocating a commercial product with no proven efficacy as a cure for COVID-19 is a crime now?  When did that happen?
 
2020-04-10 8:05:44 AM  

jaytkay: White_Scarf_Syndrome: PrettyImportant2: "(....) it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made."

FDA better also send a letter to that snake oil salesman at the Whitehouse pushing Hydroxychloroquine.

It's an FDA approved drug, genius.

Which does not have well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made.

Genius.


It's used under close Dr. supervision successfully.

This seems like it's headed to the "acetaminophen would be illegal* argument.

You have a good point, I was pointing out that it was FDA cleared in response to your post inferring it was snake oil, which it's not.
 
2020-04-10 8:09:58 AM  

sinko swimo: Archie Goodwin: veale728: ...why does the FFA logo look like it was designed in 1985?

Probably because it was?

Meanwhile, have a nice glass of Coca-Cola while you contemplate an update.

New Coke?


It was an (attempted) allusion to the fact that the Coke logo hasn't changed in a long time.

/It has, but not by much.
 
2020-04-10 8:23:47 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: jaytkay: White_Scarf_Syndrome: PrettyImportant2: "(....) it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made."

FDA better also send a letter to that snake oil salesman at the Whitehouse pushing Hydroxychloroquine.

It's an FDA approved drug, genius.

Which does not have well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made.

Genius.

It's used under close Dr. supervision successfully.

This seems like it's headed to the "acetaminophen would be illegal* argument.

You have a good point, I was pointing out that it was FDA cleared in response to your post inferring it was snake oil, which it's not.


The CDC removed guidelines for the drug. There are other drugs in the pipeline showing promise that have fewer acute side effects. Seems increasingly probable that if there is a treatment drug, it won't be HCQ. Fauci as usual is being very precise about how he talks about it. I feel like if he agreed with Trump about its miracle-drug properties he would say so.

Don't get me wrong, I *want* HCQ to work. I think everybody really does, if you remove Trump from the equation. I think his pushing it aggressively did nothing except gin his supporters up and politicize the situation. All of a sudden, everybody is a biochemist.
 
2020-04-10 8:34:45 AM  
The FDA takes action against Alex Jones and his magic smurf potions, but doesn't mention argyria? Fail.
 
2020-04-10 8:36:07 AM  
Why is colloidal silver still a thing? Why hasn't it been added to a list of banned supplements, or is it now? They banned a number of steroid-related hormones in supplements, they banned ephedra-based supplements.    Silver would definitely fall into that dangerous level.

but these jokers, him and jim bakker for starters were pushing it, and periodically it comes back into common knowledge.
 
2020-04-10 8:47:38 AM  
Oh, and for those of us who missed it, last month's letter to Jim Bakker.
 
2020-04-10 10:17:32 AM  
I don't know too much about the tone of FDA letters, so somebody please enlighten me.

Does this mean FDA doesn't really have a case ready against them?  Or is this the "OK, you had your chance when we tried asking nicely." that comes before  "Now, we're asking not so nicely."

We request that you take immediate action to cease the sale of such unapproved and unauthorized products for the mitigation, prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or cure of COVID-19.
...
If you cannot complete corrective action within 48 hours, state the reason for the delay and the time within which you will complete the corrections.
 
2020-04-10 10:58:22 AM  

karlandtanya: I don't know too much about the tone of FDA letters, so somebody please enlighten me.

Does this mean FDA doesn't really have a case ready against them?  Or is this the "OK, you had your chance when we tried asking nicely." that comes before  "Now, we're asking not so nicely."

We request that you take immediate action to cease the sale of such unapproved and unauthorized products for the mitigation, prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or cure of COVID-19.
...
If you cannot complete corrective action within 48 hours, state the reason for the delay and the time within which you will complete the corrections.


This is a "you better have a damned good reason for breaking the law, because we will start prosecution in 48 hours" letter.  It gives him 48 hours to delete it all, or compile arguments from genuine doctors supporting his statements.  It's like Code Enforcement posting a warning on my front door saying "you have three days to cut down those weeds before we take you to court".
 
2020-04-10 11:33:52 AM  
Just the fascist government picking on the small business man.
 
2020-04-11 1:45:52 PM  
Flouride free toothpaste?  Who is this for?  People who like to brush their teeth but still want the smile of a midwestern hockey player?
 
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