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H1N1 scams lurk on the internet, FDA warns

(AP) - Federal officials have warned promoters of more than 140 products sold over the internet about fraudulent claims that they can prevent, treat or diagnose H1N1.

Bogus products include devices and sprays that claim to sterilize the air or surfaces, and dietary supplements claiming to boost the immune system.

The US Food and Drug Administration says it even has found fake Tamiflu being sold online without a prescription.

Officials say the problem has grown in recent weeks as vaccine is delayed and real Tamiflu continues to be reserved for only the sickest flu patients.

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