OCALA, Fla. (AP) _ An Ocala man has agreed to stop selling what he pitched as a “natural herpes medicine,” a claim that was never approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Tampa Bay Times reports the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa recently entered a permanent injunction against James R. Hill to prevent the distribution of unapproved drugs masquerading as a cure for the herpes virus.
The Department of Justice officials said in a news release Hill agreed to the permanent injunction to settle a pending case against him.
The department filed a complaint alleging that Hill sold a product and claimed it could stop herpes outbreaks.
Hill made the misleading claims after receiving a warning letter from FDA and the Federal Trade Commission.