A 68-year-old woman has been charged with peddling counterfeit goods. Despite multiple warnings, the COVID cure continues: the feds
According to WRAL, a lady from North Carolina has been charged with promoting a phony COVID-19 cure through her holistic health business.
Diana Daffin, 68, was arrested in May for violating the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act by selling unlicensed COVID-19 remedies over the internet, despite repeated FDA warnings, according to Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.
Daffin runs a company called Savvy Holistic Health, according to a news statement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA learned in March of 2020 that Daffin was advertising an unapproved medicine under the trade name HAMPL as a COVID-19 therapy.
Further inquiry revealed that HAMPL is linked to an Australian company named Holistic Animal Remedies, which specializes in veterinary treatment. It’s unknown which medicine was utilized to supposedly cure COVID-19.
Both Daffin and the drug’s Australian makers got warnings in April 2020 that the product they were selling was “adulterated, misbranded, and unauthorized.” Daffin informed the FDA that the medicine had been removed from her website.
In August, the FDA sent Daffin another letter detailing other HAMPL items that were not approved for consumer use. According to the criminal complaint, Daffin responded to the FDA by stating that she would be discontinuing the whole HAMPL line and temporarily suspending her website.
Daffin was subsequently accused of continuing to distribute HAMPL medicines on a new, password-protected website, according to the complaint.
Daffin had been contacted by an undercover agent via email, and he had provided the website’s password. According to the news release, Daffin indicated in emails to the undercover agent that the HAMPL goods “work for COVID, but [the]FDA shut it down.”
In March 2021, the undercover agent, who resided in New Hampshire, received the HAMPL drugs. The complaint showed that the label read, “a stronger immunity against CV” and “Immunity for Humans.”
Daffin was arrested outside of her home on May 11. A magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court in Concord, New Hampshire ruled last week that Daffin could remain free on charges of violating the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act until her hearing, set to take place in August, according to WRAL.
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