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  •  Richard J. Stephenson (2+ / 0-)
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    Bush Bites, Laconic Lib

    The man has had his share of controversy:

    Media Matters may have missed a couple:

    Cancer Treatment Centers of America was the subject of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint in 1993. The FTC alleged that CTCA made false claims regarding the success rates of certain cancer treatments in their promotional materials. This claim was settled in March 1996, requiring CTCA to discontinue use of any unsubstantiated claims in their advertising.[8] CTCA is also required to have proven, scientific evidence for all statements regarding the safety, success rates, endorsements, and benefits of their cancer treatments. CTCA was also required to follow various steps in order to report compliance to the FTC per the settlement.

    Cancer centers and hospitals in general (including Cancer Treatment Centers of America) have been the subjects of some controversy over their advertising.[9][10] Many doctors and other observers[11] have noted that many cancer organizations' advertising are sparsely regulated and, therefore, often contain unsupported and misleading claims as to the efficacy of their cancer treatments.[9][10][11]

    In 2001, the FDA issued CTCA a Warning Letter concerning three clinical trials that were conducted in violation of FDA requirements.[12]

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 06:22:59 AM PST

    •  Interesting. (0+ / 0-)

      I think a lot of those clinical trials are viewed as nothing more than revenue sources for less scrupulous providers.

      They probably try to show good results so the drug companies will pay them for future trials.

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:07:54 AM PST

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