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Quackery

"Dr." Sebi: What Do We Make of this Non-Doctor?

12 Apr 2019

A self-proclaimed healer who tried to get Michael Jackson off painkillers is back in the news. His chosen name was “Dr. Sebi”, but his real name was Alfredo Bowman and he was not a doctor. The man...

Pharmacists Urged to Back Away from Homeopathy

16 Mar 2019

Did you know that some of our Montreal pharmacies employ naturopaths who give advice to customers, even though this is forbidden? This is one of the many upsetting facts uncovered by Philippe...

I Went to a Stem Cell Sales Pitch Seminar and I Feel Like Buying a Time Share

22 Feb 2019

It’s not everyday that a testimonial for a medical intervention ends with a pirouette. Yet there she was, one of two speakers at a stem cell sales pitch meeting, having completed her story of how...

The $80 Used Tissue That Might Be a Sick Joke

29 Jan 2019

The box espouses a white marble design, adorned with a clean geometric logo in gold. Inside is a Petri dish, a hint at the biological origin of its content: a crumpled paper tissue. Except it’s a...

Two-Thirds of Montreal Pharmacies Sell This Quack Flu Buster

10 Jan 2019

If your child has the flu this winter, you may be tempted by an all-natural treatment that has a Health Canada approval number and that is sold in many pharmacies. Its name is so challenging to the...

Doctors and Seductive Videos

8 Jan 2019

Invariably the answer is no. In general, there may be a few seeds of truth in the video that are washed away by a tsunami of hype. There are promises of miracles, but of course, you can’t expect...

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