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Colorado AG sends cease-and-desist to companies over COVID-19 tests

Posted at 5:29 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 19:29:53-04

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has sent cease-and-desist letters to three businesses that marketed tests for COVID-19 infection or immunity and overstated the reliability and accuracy of the tests.

There are COVID-19 tests on the market but not all of them are FDA approved.

The AG's Office said some Colorado companies are violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act by falsely claiming these tests are FDA approved and are withholding details about the known limitations of the tests.

"What we want to do is protect people by making sure they get the right information and they don't pay for something which at best is innocent, but at worst could actually hurt them," Weiser said.

The AG advises consumers to talk to their primary care physicians to get more information about COVID-19 testing.