Yesterday we heard that an experimental drug called ‘Nano Silver’ developed by a Nigerian is diaspora for the treatment of Ebola virus has arrived the country (Click Here To Read)
Meanwhile the drugs has been approved by World Heath Organization (WHO) but right now the US Food and Drug Administration is claiming that Nanosilver is a pesticide
Nano-silver is also sometimes sold online as a dietary supplement even though Danish researchers found in a recent study that nano-silver can penetrate and damage cells.
The FDA regulates dietary supplements and said in its statement that “by law, dietary supplements cannot claim to prevent or cure disease.”
The agency said it had received consumer complaints about the Ebola claims.
“Individuals promoting these unapproved and fraudulent products must take immediate action to correct or remove these claims or face potential FDA action,” the agency said.
The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa has claimed 1,069 lives so far. Most have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Nigeria has confirmed 10 cases of the disease and four deaths.