COVID-19 Claim Warnings To US CBD Firms? Yes; References To Unlawful Use Of Hemp? No
Seattle-Area Former Naturopath Sentenced To Prison For COVID Treatment Fraud
Seven of nine firms targeted in US regulators’ recent warning letters about unlawful COVID-19 claims are offering supplements containing hemp ingredients. Former naturopathic physician sentenced to prison and probation for conviction on charges linked to offering bogus COVID-19 treatments.
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US 2021 Consumer Health Fraud Headaches Include Securities Scam By ‘Fast-Acting Aspirin’ Firm
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