Jim Bakker Forced To Take Down ‘Silver Solution’ After Being Sued For Falsely Claiming It Cures COVID-19
Televangelist Jim Bakker tried to make money from his viewers by promising that he had a product that would cure people of the coronavirus. Now, according to Right Wing Watch, Bakker is being forced by the FDA and FTC to “immediately cease making false claims” that his much-touted “Silver Solution” kills the coronavirus.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission have sent Bakker a letter informing him that he is to “immediately cease making all such claims” and has given him 48 hours to “review your websites, product labels, and other labeling and promotional materials to ensure that you are not representing your products for a COVID-19 related use for which they have not been approved by FDA and that you do not make claims that misbrand the products in violation of the FD&C Act.”
“In addition, it is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made,” the letter continues. “To make or exaggerate such claims, whether directly or indirectly, through the use of a product name, website name, metatags, or other means, without rigorous scientific evidence sufficient to substantiate the claims, violates the FTC Act.”
Bakker received a cease and desist order from the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James last week, telling him to quit “making misleading claims regarding the Silver Solution’s effectiveness” and warned that further action may be taken if he doesn’t follow through.