It is not clear when the case of a medical doctor who was selling Covid19 treatment to gullible persons will go to trial.
Jennings Ryan Staley, MD, who is the operator of Carmel Valley, California–based Skinny Beach Med Spa, was charged in April, 2020.
One charge is that he allegedly sold “COVID-19 treatment packs”, for $4000 each.
The amount covered telemedicine evaluation and a prescription for the medications in the kit.
This included 20 tablets of HCQ, chloroquine, a “Z-pack” (azithromycin), 30 alprazolam pills, and 30 sildenafil pills.
Those who bought the packs were entitled to a 24/7 access to the doctor and his team.
This kit was reportedly available online and would be shipped to the patient “after establishment of a patient-doctor relationship”, it was alleged.
On December 3, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California indicted Staley on charges of mail fraud, illegal importation, making false statements, and identity theft.
“People must be able to trust their doctors to offer honest medical advice instead of a fraudulent sales pitch, especially during a global pandemic,” said an attorney said.