On a lighter note, check out this FDA warning letter sent to ParaDevices, maker of the ParaZapper. In a classic case of bureaucratic understatement, the letter states:

According to your web site, "[t]he Parasite Zapper originally
introduced by Dr. Hulda Clark can provide relief from many
illnesses caused by parasites such as giardia, cryptosporidium,
flukes, other colon parasites and intestinal parasites in
humans." You further claim, for example, that:

  • ParaZapper is a "safe, simple, easy way to eliminate
    parasites" that cause colds and flu;

  • ParaZapper "can be an effective arthritis pain remedy";

  • ParaZapper can reduce "food allergies, allergy, low
    resistance to illnesses such as colds and flu, asthma,
    diarrhea, ibs ( irritable bowel syndrome ), colitis,
    chronic fatigue syndrome, and malaise";

  • ParaZapper is "safe and effective" for treating "persistant
    or recurring athletes foot, foot fungus, toenail fungus,
    ringworm, and other fungus symptoms."

Your product is therefore a device as that term is defined in
section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
("the Act") because it is intended for use in the cure,
mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.Our records do not show that you have received clearance or
approval from FDA to market the ParaZapper™. Indeed, as your
web site acknowledges, "FDA approval has not been applied for"
for the ParaZapper™.

ParaDevices response? An appeal to the public to "petition Congress to stop the FDA from pursuing zapper manufacturers and depriving you of your right to make health choices" (you can sign the petition here). Pictured right is the infamous ParaZapper.