DETROIT (FOX 2) – A western Michigan business owner and participant on the “90 Day Fiance” reality show has made false claims that his products prevent COVID-19, according to Attorney General Dana Nessel.
Nessel said Stephanie Davison appeared on a lifestyle show and claimed that ipamorelin / sermorelin injections from the company she heads up, Skin Envy, LLC, prevent the virus.
Skin Envy operates non-surgical weight loss centers in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
Its website also claims that sermoreline “boosts the immune system” while neglecting to mention potential side effects, Nessel said.
Nessel’s office received complaints after the segment aired.
Health professionals from the Department of Health and Human Services said Davison’s statements were false and unsupported by medical evidence.
âThere are proven scientific methods to prevent COVID-19,â said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS medical director and deputy director of health. “We urge Michigan residents to obtain the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and avoiding indoor gatherings are other ways to prevent COVID-19 . Michigan residents should be wary of claims that products such as sermoreline can prevent them from contracting COVID-19. ”
Davison has been ordered from Nessel’s office to provide assurance within 10 days that Skin Envy will provide a public retraction, no longer claim that his sermorelin injections prevent COVID-19, and will not use video making this claim in any advertising in the future.
âMisleading and false claims related to consumer products will not be tolerated,â Nessel said. “I hope Ms Davison will respect our advice and that no further action is needed in this matter.”