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H1N1 online remedy

WASHINGTON (WTOC) - More than 23 Million doses of the H1N1 vaccine are now available across the country.  That's still less than the government had hoped for by this point, and the shortage has scam artists trying to cash in on our fears.

Health officials warn buyers about bogus items, like sterilizers, protective shampoos and even fake tamiflu.  They're found on the internet and promise to prevent or even cure the virus.

Dr. Jonathan Jacobs with Weil Cornell says that, " The consumer needs to be concerned about any drugs that are not vetted by the FDA because ultimately you have no idea what's in them."

Health officials have sent warning letters to vendors of more than 140 H1N1 related products threatening legal action.

For a complete list you can visit the FDA website by clicking here.


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