February 4, 2013

Telltale "Red Flag" Claims

1 FDA: Avoid Bogus Flu Cures and Treatments

The FDA has issued a warning that the current flu epidemic has spawned a host of bogus "cures" and "preventive" products that prey upon those who have reservations about being vaccinated. Other than Tamiflu and Relenza, there are no over the counter products that have been tested and approved as safe and effective in treating or minimizing the effects of influenza. The FDA cautions against being taken in by fraudulent drugs, devices, dietary supplements or nasal sprays that make any of the following "red flag" claims: boosts your immunity without a flu shot; is a safe and effective alternative to vaccination; prevents you from catching the flu; reduces the duration and severity of the flu; effectively treats the flu; supports your body's own immune system in fighting off the flu.

More at Fda.gov | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Bogus Flu Cures, Fraudulent Flu Drugs, Flu Scams, Flu Treatment Ripoffs, Flu Shot Alternatives, Flu Vaccine Alternatives, Influenza Ripoffs

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Have a Jelly Donut with Me

2 Gov. Chris Christie: Healthiest Fat Guy

It may be an unofficial title, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called himself "the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life" while appearing on "Late Show with David Letterman." Christie indicated that his cholesterol and blood sugar levels are normal, no thanks to the jelly donut he shared on air with Letterman. The late-night host expressed amazement that Christie came on his show despite being the butt of many fat jokes. Christie said that if a joke is funny, he laughs, even if it's about him. However, Christie said he only finds about 40 percent of the jokes funny! One of Christie's favorite jokes from Letterman focused on his 50th birthday: “‘He blew out the candles on his cake, and he wished for another cake.’”

More at PolitickerNJ | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Weight-Loss Surgery Reduces Pregnancy Disorders

Tags: Chris Christie Fat Jokes, Chris Christie Letterman Appearance, Chris Christie Eats Donut, Chris Christie Normal Cholesterol

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