fraud sells false hope. Whether fraud is packaged as exotic
pills and potions, phony cures or "miracle"
remedies, it thrives on wishful thinking, naivete, or
desperation. Fraud wastes a consumer's money, and in some
cases, valuable time, especially when it causes a consumer
to postpone proper treatment for a medical problem.
advances in treating impotence have opened the floodgates
for bogus remedies for this condition. Using the Internet
and direct mail solicitations, unscrupulous businesses are
capitalizing on the publicity and popularity surrounding a
new medical product, exploiting consumers who are
desperate for a cure. The fact of the matter: Impotence is
a medical condition for which treatments are available
from qualified practitioners. Don't be too embarrassed to
see your physician before you begin any treatment regimen.
it comes to healthcare or medical products that promise
results-especially those for impotence-the Federal Trade
Commission offers these tips for evaluating claims you may
want to believe, but shouldn't.
the product is advertised as effective for treating
impotence-and no physician's prescription is
necessary-forget it. It won't cure the condition.
the product is advertised as a
"breakthrough" in treating impotence, check
with your doctor to see if it is legitimate.
the product is promoted by a "medical
organization," call your physician to check the
credentials. Phony "clinics" and sham
"institutes" are touting bogus cures for
the product says "scientifically proven" to
reverse impotence in a high percentage of patients,
check it out with your doctor. Some claims that
"clinical studies" prove a product works are
false; generally, high success rates should raise
the product being pitched to cure impotence is
"herbal" or "all natural," dismiss
it. To date, no "herbal" or "all
natural" substance has been shown to be an
effective treatment for impotence