December #176 : Cracking Down on Fake AIDS Cures - by Cristina González

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December 2011

Cracking Down on Fake AIDS Cures

by Cristina González

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Immunosyn Corp., the makers of a “cure-all HIV drug” made from goat’s blood, of swindling $20 million from investors while hiding the fact the Food and Drug Administration had twice stopped human trials of the drug. While the drug sounds outrageous, it’s one of many that has popped up recently. Albino people in Tanzania and geckos in the Philippines are also being hunted or killed to create fake AIDS cures. We celebrate the SEC for cracking down on dangerously ineffective non-HIV treatment. And for sparing the vulnerable creatures that need not die in the name of saving our lives.

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