Online Laetrile Vendor Ordered to Shut Down
April 18, 2011 by

Cyberspace vendors beware: sell illicit drugs online and be prepared to be shut down. And shut down he was, when drug supplier Jason Vale used the Internet to promote the sale of a false cancer cure. President of Christian Brothers Contracting Corporation based in Queens, N.Y., Vale signed a consent decree of permanent injunction on …

Fighting Gum Disease: How to Keep Your Teeth
November 16, 2007 by

More than 75% of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. In its earliest stage, your gums might swell and bleed easily. At its worst, you might lose your teeth. The bottom line? If you want to keep your teeth, you must take care of your gums. The mouth is a busy place, …

Full Body CT Scans: What You Need to Know
June 20, 2003 by

You’ve seen the full-page ads. Dozens of clinics nationwide are touting a new service for health-conscious people: full-body CT scans—high-tech computerized X-rays that promise early warnings for cancer, cardiac disease, and other abnormalities. But these body scans are controversial because the long-term benefits and risks have not been researched. The Food and Drug Administration has …

Florida Couple Admits Using Phony Treatment to Attract Clients
July 4, 2002 by

A Florida couple who admitted using an illegal magnetic device to “treat” thousands of people suffering from the pain of arthritis and other conditions must repay the government nearly three times the amount they received in fraudulent reimbursements. Richard Markoll and his wife, Ernestine Binder Markoll, of Boca Raton, Fla., pleaded guilty to a felony …