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Doctor Charged With Fraud Over Role in Selling ‘COVID-19 Treatment Packs’

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Southern California doctor with selling coronavirus treatments online — including a drug repeatedly promoted by President Donald Trump — as a “100%” cure, officials said.The doctor, Jennings Ryan Staley, 44, a licensed physician and the owner of Skinny Beach Med Spa in San Diego, was charged with mail fraud on Thursday for his role in selling “COVID-19 treatment packs” that included the medications hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California said in a statement. Trump has promoted hydroxychloroquine as a “what have you got to lose” remedy.The treatment packs were billed as a “concierge medicine experience,” and

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