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Guide aims to help patients be wary of “miracle cures”

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5608 (Published 16 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5608
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A new guide has been published to help patients make informed decisions when confronted with the plethora of treatments available on the internet.

The guide, I’ve Got Nothing to Lose by Trying It, written by patients’ groups, medical charities, and the UK charity Sense About Science, says that untested cures can give vulnerable patients false hope, expose them to financial hardship, and …

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