Posts Tagged ‘Treatment Action Campaign’

The Pills of Rath

April 17, 2009

[BPSDB]The vitamin-peddlar Matthias Rath tried sueing Ben Goldacre and the Guardian newspaper when Ben reported on his activities. As a result, a chapter on Rath had to be cut from the trade paperback edition of his book. It shows what happens when nutritionistas who pander to the Western worried well apply their notions to the Third World. The activities of Rath and his acolytes and the fact that not one alternative practitioner condemned Rath’s activities shows the rotten-ness at the heart of CAM. Ben and his publishers have made the chapter freely available so if you’ve not read it yet you can here if you wish to (more…)

AIDS, The Evidence And The Vitamin Salesman

September 14, 2008

[BPSDB]The obnoxious Matthias Rath has withdrawn his libel case against Ben Goldacre and the Guardian newspaper. See here. Like many purveyors of quack remedies, he had resorted to Britain’s repressive libel laws to silence justified criticism. In this case it has blown up spectacularly in his face. (more…)