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Miracle cures advertised on the internet

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:769
  1. Alex Brooks
  1. BMJ

    Enforcement agencies from 20 countries last week “swept” the internet for potentially misleading health claims and miracle cures. The exercise turned up advertisements for a herbal remedy claimed to help patients become free of cancer within 10-14 days, books that claimed to contain “the cures for all cancers, all diseases and for HIV and AIDS,” and a slimming soap from …

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