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Traditional Chinese medicine warning

Not what the doctor ordered

Nine out of ten traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) were found to be adulterated with toxic substances, pharmaceutical drugs and/or animal DNA not listed in the ingredients, according to results from an Australian research collaboration led by Curtin University in WA.

The group analysed 26 different TCMs purchased in Australia, most being for coughs and colds or general wellness. The findings, published in Nature Scientific Reports, included the following unlisted ingredients:

  • Heavy metals exceeding allowable levels – arsenic, cadmium and lead
  • Toxic substances – strychnine and brucine
  • Prescription and controlled medicines – antibiotics, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, warfarin and sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra)
  • Over-the-counter medicines – paracetamol, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
  • Animal DNA – snow leopard, cat, dog, rat, pit viper and frog
  • Banned or restricted plant matter – Asarum, Ephedra and Apocynum


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Mom is sentenced to three years in jail after her seven-year-old son died in agony with strep throat infection that she 'treated' with oregano oil and dandelion tea rather than medicine

Canadian mother convicted of criminal negligence

A mother from Canada was sentenced to three years in prison on Saturday after her seven-year-old son died from a strep throat infection. Tamara Lovett, 48, from Calgary was convicted in January of criminal negligence causing death. 'Ryan suffered terribly from this inaction,' Justice Kristine Eidsvik said during her ruling. 'He died an excruciating, unnecessary death.' She is pictured right outside court. 

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Buyer beware! People need to investigate everything and everybody. Many scams in medicine, being traditional medicine as well as natural medicine. Where there is money, there are crooks!

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Outrage as doctor accused by SEVEN women of touching them, lewd acts and even kissing one's breast gets just SEVEN DAYS in jail which he can serve on weekends and he'll be allowed to keep practicing


Dr. Jorge Burgos had seven women accuse him of inappropriate behavior. The Las Vegas doctor was sentenced to one week in jail on July 27, can serve it on weekends and is still allowed to practice.

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2 Chronicles 7:14                

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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Staten Island doctor charged with taking bribes from N.J. blood lab involved in kickback plot

A Staten Island doctor took $25,000 in bribes to steer his patients to a New Jersey blood-testing lab at the center of a massive kickback scheme, federal authorities allege.

Thomas Savino, 57, was indicted Tuesday with conspiring to violate federal anti-kickback laws and wire fraud.

He’s the latest doctor accused of taking bribes from Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, a Parsippany-based clinical lab at the heart of what federal prosecutors have called the “largest physician bribery case ever prosecuted.”

The now-defunct company pleaded guilty to anti-kickback and money laundering violations in June. The probe has resulted in 41 guilty pleas, 27 from doctors, prosecutors said.


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Shelby County Sheriff's Office................Mugshot of Isabel Gervais

A woman pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to pretending to be a doctor while running clinics throughout the country — including one in Marietta — during the last 15 years.

Prosecutors said Isabel Kesari Gervais, 60, used multiple aliases while offering naturopathic medicine, which the federal government says uses homeopathic and detoxification methods, among other things, to help patients heal themselves.

“At all the clinics, Gervais falsely represented herself as a licensed doctor with extensive experience and various degrees who used naturopathic medicine to cure people of various illnesses, including cancer,” the release said.

To stay out of trouble, authorities said, she abandoned rental properties and changed locations all while adopting new aliases.

According the indictment, she made charges on the credit cards...."

“She promised patients, including cancer sufferers, at the Hoover clinic that she could provide various medical services, including DNA tests that she did not have the technology to conduct,” prosecutors said.

She had “Dr. Rose Starr” business cards and advertised with that name online and on the radio in Alabama, the indictment said.

Gervais pleaded guilty to one charge each of wire fraud affecting a financial institution, aggravated identity theft and making false statements.
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