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Health Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

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Consumers can report an adverse reaction to a drug through Med Watch, the Federal Food and Drug Administration’s medical products reporting program, at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Consumers can obtain easy-to-read information on both brand name and generic over-the-counter and prescription drugs through the National Library of Medicine's consumer website, MEDLINEplus, which includes information from the United States Pharmacopeia concerning dosing, drug interaction, precautions, side effects and storage for all available drugs. It also features links to further information regarding newly approved drugs and those presently being tested in clinical research studies.

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Consumers can report a practice or product that is suspected of fraudulently treating HIV, AIDS or any other chronic disease state by calling 303-692-3620.

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No. Distributors or manufacturers of medical devices do not have to be licensed by or registered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, but they must comply with all federal requirements. (See U.S. Food and Drug Administration.)

  


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