Statement of CSPI President Dr. Peter G. Lurie
It is against the law to market vitamins or dietary supplements as treatments or cures for any disease, let alone COVID-19. Yet throughout the pandemic, osteopath Joseph Mercola has done exactly that on his eponymous web site.
We were very glad that the Food and Drug Administration responded to the concerns raised in our letter to the FDA with a warning letter to Mercola. We learned today that Mercola has begun complying with the FDA’s instructions to remove materials from his website making claims that certain supplements Mercola sells mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19.