Loveland nurse practitioner to pay $ 20,000 to advertise deceptive COVID-19 remedies
LOVELAND, Colo. (KRDO) – A family nurse practitioner in Loveland has been fined after continuing to encourage the effectiveness of suspected remedies for COVID-19.
In March 2020, Siegfried Emme, owner of Loveland Medical Clinic, announced IV therapies as a treatment for COVID-19.
The Colorado Law Department sent Emme a cease and desist notice in November 2020. While he agreed to delete the misleading posts, he did not delete all of them.
Emme now faces a $ 40,000 fine, however, according to the consent judgment filed Thursday with the Larimer County District Court, Emme will only pay $ 20,000 if he complies with the removal of the positions.
“My office will hold accountable those who continue to break the law after they are told to stop – and in so doing, will continue to put the public at risk,” Weiser said. “False advertising of so-called ‘cures’ and the provision of misleading information about COVID-19 treatments can directly harm patients and delay them in seeking the care they need.”
To report any scams, fraud, price hikes, or other attempts to take advantage of Coloradans during the COVID-19 pandemic, contact Stop Fraud Colorado at 800-222-4444 or Click here.
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