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How to stay up-to-date on medical scams, quackery, deadly treatments
The Washington Post

A “cure” that seems too good to be true. A doctor who profits from ineffective or dangerous “treatments.” A product that doesn’t do what it says. All three are health-care frauds — and they can cheat you out of more than money.

But how can you arm yourself against these hucksters and scams? The Food and Drug Administrations’s Health Fraud Scams website is a good start.

The site offers information on all sorts of medical scams, from unlawful sales of medication to new products and common consumer boondoggles.  It collects news bites and news releases from the agency, including statements on the FDA’s newest product warning letters and updates on criminal investigations.

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