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FDA warns companies to stop peddling false autism cures

28
Apr
2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to companies that claim to offer therapies or cures for autism. In a statement commemorating National Autism Awareness Month, the FDA noted a handful of medications that it has previously approved for use in autism treatment, as well as therapies to help specific symptoms. But health fraud coordinator Gary Coody said that a number of companies have been told to stop making misleading claims or face legal action. Of the five treatments the FDA cites, some have legitimate medical uses — they just havent been shown to help autism.

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