Chiropractor First Person Charged Under COVID-19 False Claims Law

April 22, 2021

(Medscape) – A US district court will decide whether a chiropractor who is charged with 10 counts of making false marketing claims related to COVID-19 will be the first person convicted under a new federal law. Eric Nepute, owner of Quickwork, based in St. Louis, Missouri, was the first person charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the COVID- 19 Consumer Protection Act. According to the FTC complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the company, which has several locations in St. Louis County, advertised its vitamin D and zinc products on social media and the internet as drugs that could treat or prevent COVID-19.