Disciplinary Actions against Howard P. Levy, D.O.
March 25, 2020 by

Howard P. Levy has been disciplined twice by the Medical Board of California. In 2006, as detailed below, he was accused of gross negligence in his management of a patient whom he had seen 65 times in his office and 3 or 4 times at the patient’s home. The treatment included several intravenous hydrogen peroxide …

Antivaccination Ad Criticized (1981)
March 5, 2020 by

In March 1981, FDA Consumer magazine published the following account of a chiropractic ad that was severely criticized Public Disservice Announcement “Your Child Does Not Have To Be Immunized For School,” read an advertisement in a metropolitan Detroit newspaper. “Would you let your child have live puss from sick animals or the use of dead bacteria …

Multilevel Marketing Project
February 29, 2020 by

Since 1980, I have investigated more than 250 multilevel (MLM) companies that maketed health products. My earlier investigations were done by obtaining distributor kits and analyzing company literature. In 1997, I began examining claims on headquarters Web sites. What You Can Do If you have a distributor kit or other MLM product-related literature, videotapes, or …

License Revocation of Robert B. Vance, D.O. (1981)
February 27, 2020 by

In 1980, the Utah Department of Registration charged Robert Bliss Vance, D.O. with 35 instances of unprofessional conduct. In 1981, as noted below, after holding hearings, the department upheld eight of the charges and revoked Vance’s license. The unprofessional conduct included: Applied kinesiology muscle-testing as a sole test to determine food allergies Inappropriately diagnosing hypoglycemia …

Significant Journal Reports
February 22, 2020 by

The links below lead to summaries or full-text versions of important articles from peer-reviewed scientific journals. Please contact us to suggest articles that should be added to this page. Chiropractic Identity and Practices Gliedt JA. Chiropractic identity, role and future: A survey of North American chiropractic students. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 23:4, 2015. Murphy DR …

The ERSP Complaint Program
February 20, 2020 by

In April 2004, the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) and the National Advertising Review Council (NARC) announced that they had launched a program to counter the dissemination of unsubstantiated and false advertising claims. The new Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) will be funded by the ERA but administered by the NARC. The FTC expressed support for …

Fraud Ring Organizers and Three Chiropractors Get Prison Sentences
February 17, 2020 by

Mike Williams Tosca Martinez, Nhon Nguyen, and three female chiropractors have received prison sentences related to improper billing of insurance companies. Court documents indicate that at various times between 2002 and 2006, the defendants operated seven clinics in Southern Florida: More Pain Center, United Chiropractic Center of Florida, Broward Care Medical Center, Broward Care Chiropractic …

Regulatory Actions against Individual Practitioners
February 17, 2020 by

This page lists practitioners involved in questionable activities that led directly or indirectly to civil proceedings, criminal prosecution, and/or loss or suspension of a professional license. If you know of anyone who should be added to this list, please contact me. Medical Doctors Harvey Bigelson, MD Daniel J. Clark, MD Irving I. Dardik, M.D Nicholas Gonzales, …

A Response to Tim Bolen
February 6, 2020 by

When false ideas are attacked, their promoters often spread lies about the critics. That’s happened to me and several others who justifiably criticized Hulda Clark, PhD, ND, an unlicensed naturopath who claimed she could cure cancer, AIDS, and many other serious diseases, sometimes within a few hours [1]. Clark died of complications of multiple myeloma …

Who Funds Quackwatch?
January 29, 2020 by

Quackwatch is now maintained by the Center for Inquiry, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Some people wonder whether Quackwatch or my other activities are a “front” for the American Medical Association, the pharmaceutical industry, the “medical establishment,” food companies, …