September 27, 1989 |
HEALTH FRAUDS Before you send away for that miracle-cure product, consider this. One of 10 people trying "quack remedies" suffers harmful side-effects, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has compiled a list of the top 10 health frauds. In order, they are: Fraudulent arthritis products, spurious cancer clinics, bogus AIDS cures, instant weight-loss schemes, fraudulent sexual aids, baldness remedies, nutritional schemes, chelation (arterial cleaning) therapy, unproven use of muscle stimulators and needless treatments for nonexistent yeast infections.