FDA Cracks Down on False Medicinal Claims Regarding Bee Byproducts

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a raid on Wisconsin-based Beehive Botanicals, Inc., confiscating creams, capsules, tablets, gums, throat sprays and shampoos. The FDA stated that Beehive Botanicals is misrepresenting their bee byproducts (e.g. propolis) by using unapproved and unfounded medical claims on their website and in marketing materials. The company wrongly claimed that bee byproducts can cure or prevent diseases such as asthma, dermatitis, ulcers, cancer, kidney disease, bone fractures and insomnia.