Tom Dreisbach appears in the following:
Monday, July 27, 2020
Federal law generally prohibits dietary supplements from claiming to treat specific diseases or viruses. Yet NPR found more than 100 products sold on Amazon that make unsubstantiated antiviral claims.
Sunday, June 07, 2020
When Lauren Jenkins learned a coworker had tested positive for the coronavirus, she did what once would've seemed unthinkable — separating from her two young boys and a husband with stage IV cancer.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The city attorney accuses Wellness Matrix Group of "shocking deceptive conduct" over its sales of purported "at-home" coronavirus tests and virus-killing disinfectant.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Los Angeles authorities announce a lawsuit against Wellness Matrix Group company for selling non-FDA-approved tests and making false claims about their disinfectant.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
The Los Angeles city attorney reached a settlement with RootMD over sales of "at-home Covid-19 exposure and immunity tests." The city attorney alleged RootMD violated food and drug regulations.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The leaders of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division say they are taking aggressive action to combat potential investment fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Wellness Matrix Group said the test had been approved but the Food and Drug Administration said it has not authorized any such product.
Monday, April 06, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration says it has not authorized any at-home tests for the coronavirus. After one company started selling an at-home test in March, the city attorney of Los Angeles sued.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The Wellness Matrix Group has offered customers an "at-home kit" for coronavirus testing that is "FDA Approved." But the agency has not approved any such tests, and customers say they feel scammed.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The federal government has warned about scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. NPR has been investigating one California company which has sold a supposedly "FDA approved" home test for COVID-19.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
An NPR investigative reporter answers listener questions about how to spot scams predicated on the coronavirus.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Footage from a privately run immigration detention center in California shows eight men linking arms in a hunger strike. Officers responded with pepper spray, saying the men were inciting "rebellion."
Monday, February 03, 2020
NPR has obtained audio of a 911 call made immediately after a Delta plane dropped 15,000 gallons of jet fuel over the Los Angeles area, including on the playground of an elementary school.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found major failings at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in California, one of the nation's largest immigration detention centers.
Monday, November 25, 2019
White supremacist terrorism is one of the top national security threats facing the U.S. But many terrorism and law enforcement experts say the government has not taken this threat seriously enough.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the few politicians who argues for more money in politics. His stance led to a decades-long fight with Sen. John McCain, who pushed for donation limits.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
In 1990, Mitch McConnell returned a $1,000 campaign donation from Donald Trump, who was in severe financial trouble. It's a view into a complicated relationship between two very different politicians.
Monday, June 17, 2019
The Senate majority leader wants to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. An NPR review of once-secret documents shows how closely McConnell has worked with the industry over decades.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
An estimated 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Most of those deaths occurred weeks or months after the hurricane made landfall — often because of problems with health care.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
When Scott Pruitt served as Oklahoma's attorney general, he took over a major pollution lawsuit brought by his predecessor. Critics accuse Pruitt of inaction on the case, which remains unresolved.