Facebook Should Do More to Combat Vaccine Misinformation
May 18, 2020 by

In 2019, about two months after receiving a prod from Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Facebook announced that it would tackle vaccine misinformation by reducing its distribution and steering Facebook users to authoritative information. Its strategies included (a) reducing its search and newsfeed ranking of pages that spread vaccine misinformation, (b) rejecting ads that include vaccine …

A Skeptical Look at the Healy “Bioresonance” Device
May 13, 2020 by

The Healy is a medical device that can be clipped to the users clothing. It supposedly interacts with the body through electrodes that are worn on the wrist, clipped to the ear, or temporarily attached to the skin with adhesive. Its operation is controlled via Bluetooth by a software application that is installed on a smartphone. …

Genova Diagnostics Settles False Claim Act Violations
May 12, 2020 by

Genova Diagnostics Inc., a clinical laboratory services company based in Asheville, North Carolina, has agreed to pay up to approximately $43 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, including claims that it billed  for medically unnecessary lab tests [1]. The settlement resolved allegations that the company: (a) improperly submitted claims to …

Lyme-Related Government Actions
May 3, 2020 by

This page lists over 100 providers of dubious Lyme-related products and/or services who have been subjected to various types of government action. Those marked with an asterisk (*) lost or surrendered their medical license(s) as a result. Click on their links to access the details. The LymeScience Web site has stories about victims and other …

Government Actions against Richard A. Marschall, N.D.
May 1, 2020 by

Naturopath Richard A, Marschall operated the Natural Healing Clinic in Port Angeles, Washington. for many years. In 1998, the Washington Board of Naturopathy disciplined him for unprofessional conduct that involved treating an out-of-state patient he had not examined for “functional hypothyroidism”—an alleged condition sometimes referred to as “Wilson’s Syndrome.” In 2010, Marschall was criminally convicted …

Why Bioresonance Hair Testing Is Preposterous
April 22, 2020 by

Several companies claim that bioresonance hair tests can detect nutritional deficiencies; overexposure to heavy metals; and food and environmental intolerances and that the test results will provide a roadmap to better health. Tests are available for pets as well as for humans. This report explains why I believe these claims are preposterous. What Is Bioresonance …

Federal Judge Blocks Sale of Fake COVID-19 Treatment
April 19, 2020 by

A federal district judge has ordered Ray L. Nannis, D.C., to stop marketing a homeopathic “treatment” for COVID-19. The civil complaint (show below) states: Nannis, who operates Optimum Wellness Solutions, in Richardson, Texas, had advertised homeopathic sublingual products  as both a “C-19 vaccine” and a “treatment, reducing severity and duration of symptoms, should you test …

Kenneth Stoller, M.D. Facing Disciplinary Action
April 18, 2020 by

The Medical Board of California appears likely to discipline Kenneth Stoller M.D. for writing unjustified vaccination exemptions for ten children. The Accusation, shown below, states: He routinely performed genetic testing as a basis for determining whether a child should be exempted from required vaccinations, even though no genetic variations have been proven to accurately predict vaccine …

Ron Kennedy, M.D. Facing Disciplinary Action
April 18, 2020 by

The Medical Board of California appears likely to discipline Ron Kennedy, M.D. for writing unjustified vaccination exemptions for three children. In one case, as described in the Accusation below, he relied upon a family history of autoimmune, respiratory and what he termed “neuropsychiatric disorders.” In the other two cases, his exemptions were based upon a …

Index to Quackery-Related GAO Reports
April 12, 2020 by

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)  monitors and audits government spending and operations, tracks how the legislative and executive branches of the government use taxpayer dollars, and provides its findings directly to Congress. It was established as the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 and assumed its current name in …