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N.J. pharmacist peddled unproven ‘natural’ COVID treatments

N.J. pharmacist peddled unproven ‘natural’ COVID treatments
Eric Sauer, owner of the Natural Pharmacy in Ocean Township, was ordered by the state Board of Medical Examiners to stop suggesting he was a medical doctor after allegedly telling an undercover agent to buy vitamins and enzyme supplements instead of medications she was prescribed.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> A New Jersey pharmacist masqueraded as as a doctor and peddled unproved “natural” coronavirus treatments, authorities said Thursday.Eric Sauer, owner of the Natural Pharmacy in Ocean Township, was ordered by the state Board of Medical Examiners to stop suggesting he was a medical doctor after allegedly telling an undercover agent to buy vitamins and enzyme supplements instead of medications she was prescribed.Eric Sauer In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, he allegedly charged an undercover $175 for a consultation, provided a saliva test for $200 and sold her enzyme supplements for $261.Most Read But in April 2020, he gave the same investigator 11 supplements which he claimed could treat COVID-19, authorities said.

He has no medical license in New Jersey and no doctoral degree, officials said.He claimed to an undercover agent that her doctor-prescribed medicines would cause cancer and pushed “natural alternatives” on her.

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