We are essential, and so are you! Our firm is still open for business and accepting new clients. To protect your safety in response to the threats of COVID-19, we are offering new and current clients the ability to meet with us via telephone or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options.
Free Consultation

Florida Federal Court Issues Injunction Against Website Marketing Purported Coronavirus Cure


A Florida federal court has enjoined the owners of a website from selling an untested product they say cures COVID-19 ("coronavirus") among many other diseases and conditions.

Per investigators, the site is operated by an organization referring to itself as a church, and it is operated by four men who are all related to each other. The substance they are allegedly marketing is sold in a two-part kit that, when combined, forms a strong bleach the vendors intend for oral administration.

Investigators say the product is marketed to cure not only coronavirus, but also HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, brain cancer, and several other maladies. However, the substance has not been shown to do so in testing, they say. Rather than curing individuals, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the solution causes nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and severe hydration.

Specifically, the civil complaint, which was filed by the Department of Justice in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, charges the defendants with labeling the substance with false and/or misleading information, making the substance a misbranded product. The Justice Department says the treatment marketed by the defendants has never been supported by any well-controlled clinical studies or any other credible scientific investigation.

Earlier this month the defendants were sent a letter by the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warning them that their activities violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and other federal laws. Prosecutors say the defendants did not change their ways, choosing instead to state to federal officials that they would continue to market the product despite warnings from the federal government.

The Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand have been representing people charged with capital murder, felony drug charges, drunk driving, government fraud, and white-collar crimes for over a quarter century. Contact our office today to discuss your Tampa Bay-area state or federal charges.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Member of The Following Legal and Practice Organizations

  • American inns of court
  • norml
  • National association of criminal defense lawyers
  • Clearwater bar association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Let Us Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Clearwater Office
615 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-315-1685
Phone: (727) 446-7505
Fax: 727-446-8147
Clearwater Law Office Map

Tampa Office
1710 N. 19th Street
Unit #210
Tampa, FL 33605

Phone: 727-315-1685
Map & Directions

Please Direct All Correspondence to the Clearwater Office