If you’re a small or mid-sized health care practice, a recent FBI raid at a Metro Detroit clinic should serve as ample warning that fraudulent Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment is a serious matter.
The April 23 raid at Allure Medical Spa’s branch in Shelby Township, Michigan, concerned “allegations that the clinic provided fraudulent treatments for COVID-19, and that the clinic did not observe proper protocols to protect patients and staff from the virus,” according to the FBI.
And, on April 28, federal prosecutors charged Allure’s owner, Dr. Charles Donald Mok II, with health care fraud.
Allure, which has offices in Michigan and Florida, allegedly provided high-dose vitamin C injections, which the clinic touted as beneficial in helping “support people’s immune systems and to help those with the virus recover quicker.”
However, as Newsweek reports: “[S]ome hospitals have given high doses of intravenous vitamin C to patients critically ill with coronavirus, [but] an article on the Harvard Medical School website updated on April 9 states, ‘There is no clear or convincing scientific evidence that it works for COVID-19 infections, and it is not a standard part of treatment.’”