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Copied from QUACKWATCH on July 2019 ( a subset):

Questionable Products, Services, and Theories    

 

Hot Topics

Be Wary of "Alternative" "Complementary," and "Integrative" Health Methods

How "Provoked" Urine Metal Tests Are Used to Mislead Patients

FDA orders Dr. Joseph Mercola to stop making illegal claims

A close look at Dr. Eric R. Braverman and His PATH Medical clinic

Do Children Get Too Many Immunizations? The Answer Is No.

A Critical Look at Gary Null's Activities and Credentials

The Libel Campaign against Quackwatch and Dr. Barrett

Please Report HONCode Violators

Stay Away from Lorraine Day

Health and diet scams

Pills that let you lose weight without exercising or changing your diet, herbal formulas that liquefy your fat cells so that they are absorbed by your body, and cures for impotence and hair loss are among the scams flooding email boxes.

The scam: These gimmicks don't work. The fact is that successful weight loss requires a reduction in calories and an increase in physical activity.
Beware of

  • case histories from "cured" consumers claiming amazing results;

  • testimonials from "famous" medical experts you've never heard of;

  • claims that the product is available from only one source or for a limited time; and

  • ads that use phrases like

    • "scientific breakthrough,"

    • "miraculous cure,"

    • "exclusive product,"

    • "secret formula," and

    • "ancient ingredient."

 

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