By: Kayla Hui, MPH
Julie Grohovsky spoke with Verywell Health about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) bringing false marketing claims under the new COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act. The agency’s action against chiropractor Eric Nepute is the first such case brought under the legislation. Julie discussed the strength of the case and reasons the agency is pursuing the matter, noting that, “They’re trying to go after fraud that’s affecting a large number of people because it’s unsafe for those people, and also to send a message to the wider community, we’re not going to allow this to happen.”
A St. Louis-based chiropractor became the first person charged under a new federal law aimed at protecting Americans from fraudulent COVID-19 claims.
Eric Nepute was charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act for making false marketing claims. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.