Xlear, a company in Utah, is being sued by the FTC after claiming its nasal spray can stop a COVID-19 infection.
The lawsuit is made on the claim that Xlear violated the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act by falsely claiming a saline nasal spray had the power to prevent and treat COVID-19.
The FTC is seeking a federal judge to impose fines against the company and its owner, as well as ban them from making any further false claims.
A warning letter was sent by the FTC to Xlear, stating that they were unlawfully advertising products without controlled clinical studies to back their claims. They were told to immediately stop making these claims.
After agreeing to remove and quit making the claims, Xlear continued to make them.
Xlear has a Change.org petition asking for support in getting the CDC to approve the nasal spray as a treatment for COVID-19, claiming doctors and nurses use it to treat their patients with COVID-19.
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