Report criticises French AIDS “charlatans”

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1489

Thousands of French patients with AIDS are treated by unauthorised and probably worthless drugs promoted by self styled researchers, says a new report commissioned by the French government. The report claims that there is a “proliferation of parallel therapeutic practices” sometimes carried out under commercial and moral pressure and often tantamount to “pure charlatanism.”

The report was commissioned by Dr Philippe Douste-Blazy, the outgoing minister delegate for health, and produced jointly by the French inspectorates …

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