COVID-19 Schemes, Scams, and Misinformation
May 2, 2020 by

Thirty years ago, as AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome came to national attention, John Renner, M.D. observed that most of the quack cancer clinics began offering the same “treatments” for AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome—a tendency he coined “rascal rollover.” Today, dubious pitchmen have “rolled” into COVID-19. Here’s a handy compilation of advice, enforcement actions, …

Penthouse’s Promotion of Hydrazine Sulfate
July 23, 2006 by

In 1995, Kathy Keeton, wife of Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione, achieved widespread publicity with claims that hydrazine sulfate had enabled her to recover from stage IV metastatic breast cancer after doctors gave her only 6 weeks to live. This article discusses the publicity surrounding her experience and what happened when I challenged this claim …