Radio show host Alex Jones has been ordered by New York Attorney General Letitia James to immediately cease and desist from selling and marketing products claiming to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Jones falsely claimed on The Alex Jones Show and his Info Wars website, among other things, that his Superblue Toothpaste has been backed by the U.S. government and “kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range.” Jones has made similar claims about his dietary supplements, creams, and other products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) state that there are currently no vaccines or drugs approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. The FDA, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), recently sent warning letters to several companies for selling fraudulent products that claimed to treat coronavirus.
According to the New York Attorney General, “Mr. Jones’ public platform has not only given him a microphone to shout inflammatory rhetoric, but his latest mistruths are incredibly dangerous and pose a serious threat to the public health of New Yorkers and individuals across the nation.”
Colloidal silver, the key ingredient touted in Jones’ Superblue Toothpaste, can have serious side effects including argyria — a condition where users’ skin permanently turns a bluish-gray color.
Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of consumers. We are currently investigating this matter, as well as other consumer protection violations, related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. If you or someone you know has purchased Alex Jones’ Superblue Toothpaste or any other product purporting to cure or treat the COVID-19 virus, please contact us to discuss your legal options.