FDA warns companies illegally selling hangover remedies

FDA has issued warning letters to a several companies it says are illegally selling unapproved products that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent hangovers.

FDA has issued warning letters to a several companies it says are illegally selling unapproved products that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent hangovers. "Dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent hangovers could potentially harm consumers, especially young adults," said Steven Tave, director of FDA's Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. "Consumers may get the false impression that using these products can prevent or mitigate health problems caused by excessive drinking." Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, "products intended to cure, treat, mitigate or prevent disease are drugs and are subject to the requirements that apply to drugs," according to FDA. The warning letters were sent to seven companies: Double Wood LLC; Ebnsol Inc.; Vita Heaven LLC (dba Hangover Heaven); Happy Hour Vitamins; LES Labs; Mind, Body & Coal LLC; and Purple Biosciences LLC. The companies have 15 working days to respond with details on how they will correct the violations. Failure to do so promptly could result in legal action, including product seizure and/or injunction.