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Medical fraudster Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2310
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1Montreal

The television commercial pitchman and bestselling author Kevin Trudeau has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a US federal judge after he broke an agreement to stop making medical claims.

Trudeau, author of Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About and The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, built a commercial empire on popular mistrust of mainstream medicine. He promoted Japanese coral calcium as a cure for cancer and lupus and a product called Biotape as a panacea for chronic pain. He …

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