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Posted April 20, 2021

Chiropractor Who Claimed Vitamin D and Zinc Work Better Than COVID Vaccines Charged by FTC

On April 15, 2021, the FTC charged St. Louis-based chiropractor Eric Anthony Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC with falsely promoting supplements containing vitamin D and zinc for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and claiming that these products are more effective than available COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. It's the first case the agency has brought to court under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act of 2021, which prohibits deceptive marketing related to the treatment, cure, prevention, mitigation, or diagnosis of COVID—19, or any government benefit related to COVID-19.

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