FDA Warns Consumers of Fake COVID Testing Kits

Though there are hundreds of FDA-approved COVID-19 tests, there are just as many counterfeit products on the market.

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As COVID-19 cases soar out of control across the world, test kits are in short supply. However, according to the FDA, there’s no shortage of fake tests out there and they are warning the public. A recent CNBC article discussed the issue, and offered some guidance on how to avoid bogus tests. The FDA issued an alert last Tuesday that discussed fake or unauthorized at-home tests and a range of other products that falsely claim to treat Covid symptoms.

The CNBC article offers steps for avoiding the fakes including checking for FDA approval, research before buying, and getting a test from your doctor. 

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