New York AG Orders Four Companies to Stop Selling COVID-19 Tests, Cures
New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered four companies to immediately stop selling unauthorized coronavirus home test kits and purported cures.
“This isn’t a game,” James said in a post on Twitter. “Giving people a false sense of security is not only illegal, but it also puts communities at risk.”
The attorney general said Hong Kong Royal Resource Technology Company and a second firm, Rightangled, have been misleading consumers into believing their products can detect if an individual has contracted the virus.
The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve any COVID-19 test for home use, and James said the marketing of unvetted tests could lead consumers to put themselves at risk of getting sick.
James also ordered two other companies, Sustainable Forestry Solutions and Genesis II Church of Health & Healing, to immediately cease and desist marketing their products as tools that can cure or treat COVID-19.
“The companies are misleading consumers regarding the effectiveness of their products amidst the pandemic,” she said.
The World Health Organization has not identified any specific medicine which prevents or treats this disease, making any claim of Sustainable Forestry Solutions and Genesis II Church of Health & Healing products being effective at combating or treating COVID-19 a violation of New York state law.
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