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← Praise for Rhys Morgan, 15, over 'miracle' cure alert

Stevehill's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Stevehill

Snake oil: there's one born every minute.

I've said it before: anything claiming health benefits, treatment, cures, remedies should be required to undergo the same trials, testing and authorisation processes as any mainstream drugs.

Anything less allows the ruthless to prey on the vulnerable - often at a time they will clutch at any passing straw.

I nominate Rhys for the (just invented) Laurie Pycroft Award - another teenager who worked out for himself that science works.

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:08:36 UTC | #534682