Posts share false video of Filipino doctor ‘endorsing’ benign skin growth removal cream

Updated on 28/09/2022 at 06:00

Videos purportedly showing popular Filipino physician Dr Willie Ong endorsing a "lipoma removal cream" have been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts in the Philippines. The videos, however, have been misleadingly edited. While Dr Ong had been filmed speaking about the treatment of lumps on the body, he did not advertise any products and told AFP the endorsement was fake. Experts say creams cannot remove lipomas. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration also has no "lipoma removal cream" registered in its product database.