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BBB warns of fake opioid treatments

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 11:04:37-04

The Better Business Bureau says beware of fake opioid treatments.

Both the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to companies deceptively advertising these treatments.

According to the BBB, the scam begins with an ad for a product that claims to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms.The BBB says many of the phony products claim to be a "miracle cure" with "guaranteed" results.

The BBB says people should avoid products making these claims as they are not FDA-approved. Consumers can call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit SAMHSA.gov for confidential and free information.

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