001. @peninsuladailynews.com, in "Former Port Angeles Naturopathic Physician Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges" (2017-07-09), we're told:
"former naturopathic physician Rick Marschall has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce [...] between February 2014 and February 2017, Marschall prescribed human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) to about 60 people for weight loss [...] according to information from the plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Thursday. Marschall has operated Natural Healing Clinic on South Barr Road near Port Angeles for 31 years — the last four without a license [...]";
"HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and it’s illegal to sell or prescribe as a weight-loss drug [...]";
but, since naturopathy is a kind of deviance, 'why not'!