Health Care Professionals Settle With FTC Over COVID-19 Claims For Direct Seller’s Supplements
Three distributors made claims doTerra's essential oils and supplements could treat or prevent COVID-19 in early 2022webinars. They also underscored medical expertise in recommending products.
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FTC warned 10 US direct sellers about false claims for health and wellness products that prey on consumer fears over COVID-19. The agency says it will continue to monitor the market for unfounded health claims as well as direct sellers' statements about distributors' potential earnings.