• Xangular all natural supplements are stating they stop caner. I keep getting invites to events on FB.

    Asked by Queen_Tatiana on Sunday, December 30, 2012

    Xangular all natural supplements are stating they stop caner. I keep getting invites to events on FB.

    This is crazy making and I cannot believe people buy this XXX, for a lot of money, thinking it will cure them from cancer and whatever pains the. What does it take for the FDA to shut this MLM down?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      It takes money to shut them down.....or at least for the FDA to regulate them. Pharmaceuticals cost billions to bring to market but and any internet entrepreneur can put baking soda in a capsule and sell it as a cure for cancer. Imagine how much it would cost you in tax dollars to fund the FDA to research every claim for every herbal and nutritional supplement on the market. Personally I think the federal government already spends way to much money on stupid stuff. When it comes to more spending and more intrusion in my personal life by the federal government, I'll take caveat emptor every time.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Negrito's Avatar

      Unfortunately natural supplements are not regulated by the FDA due to the fact that is "natural". Congress would need to add natural supplements to the list of drugs but this can create additional problems where every day items would fall under this headline. The only thing this company need to do at this time is to label that their claims have not been verified by the FDA.

      And people get desperate for any type of cure thus allowing them self to become gullible to any such cure. Add to the mix the distrust with large company making billions selling chemo medication, it's no wonder many are looking for the wonder cheap solution.

      There are cheaper natural medication out there for curing or treating cancer, but company are not willing to research because no money to be made. The government needs to figure a way to fund those researches.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      What's even scarier is if the stuff has any active ingredients it could actually make some chemo not as effective and/or cause nasty side effects.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Do you answer these invites by declining and stating why? Can you post a public opinion as to why you won't support them? If nothing else, it would put you on their "do not contact" list. I'm not a facebook user so not sure how it works.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      This is actually an interesting case that points out how new media makes enforcing federal law quite difficult. The key element in this case is the claims being made about what the product can do and exactly who and how these claims arre being made. The fact is that the FDA has the power to require that false or unsubstantiated claims for medicinal or nutritional value of products be stopped and that sellers making such claims be forced to correct them. This does not require that the FDA test anything or spend any money other than to issue a legal cease and disist order.

      The fact is that the FDA, and most other federal regulatiory agencies do not do any testing thenselves. The pharmicutical and food manufactures are responsible for doing and paying for all of the testing to certify or substantiate any and all medicinal and nutritional claims they make. They (the companies) first submit test and certification plans to the FDA that are approvesd before and trial can begin. Once testing is complete they submit all the data and analysis results to the FDA which reviews and approves or disapproves them. The FDA also monitors and the testing in progress for signs of problems.

      The real problem in this case is that the company making the product is not the entity making the claims about the product. The Multi-Level-Marketing scheme used to sell the products is set up such that each person marketing the products are independant business entities thus the company making the product is insulated from the the end person making gthe claim in the Facebook posting by the several layers of marketing levels. I would bet that the manufacturing company's web site and literature makes no such claims about the product and what it can do. The proble here is that it is easy for someone at the company to insuate that the product does these things verbally in an untraceable way to the MLM entities. The FDA doesn't have the resources, technology or legeal athority to monitor Facebook posts for claims like this. If people were to complain to the FDA it is possible that they would be able to send cease and disist legal notices to the offending people in the MLM scheme but because they are all independent it would have to find evidence for each different entity in the MLM scheme making such claims.

      If harm is caused by a product marketed in thins manner it is difficult to sue as one csan sue the entity making the original claim but they probably have limited assets and to try and persue it up the MLN chain would be very costly and difficult to prove that the person making the false claims was in fact told by someone else to make such a claim. If harm is caused the FDA may eventually be able to stop the company from making the product in the future but by then the damage is done, the company can be shut down and new one started making a different product marketing it in the same manner.

      So what can we do about these things as informed people/ Probably not much other than to infor the people making the claims that they are infact immoral, illeagal and could get them in trouble at some point. We can also inform our friends and families about these peoducts and the false claims and most of all we can refuse to waste our money on products that do not have scientific studies to back up the claims. Remember, if these products could really cure cancer the makers would spend the money to do the science to prove it because the financial reward is huge. Just think of what it has cost for eack of our fights and how much they could make saving that cost.

      Sorry for being so long winded but as Queen Tatiana is my wife, I figured she and all of you deserved to know the whole story. Thanks!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      If they are claiming that they "cure" anything then the FDA can take some action, but the action isn't very effective. Most supplements use language that implies, but does not state, "cure." You could forward ads that claim "cure" to the FDA, but don't hold your breath on action.

      I don't have my cancer status on FB. In fact, I don't have much of anything on FB. The only reason I have a page is so that I can get updates from my daughters in CA and Japan.

      almost 5 years ago

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