Another study has found that when well-meaning people donate to crowdfunding campaigns raising money for medical treatments, that cash sometimes ends up in the pockets of people offering useless or even dangerous therapies.
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Bill Grey, a 75-year-old, Stanford-trained doctor based in California, claims on his website that he can treat almost any patient's health problems through personalised, "homeopathic" audio recordings sent via email. But the California medical board is having none of it. Earlier this month, it filed a five-page complaint against Grey for behaving unprofessionally, setting the stage for a hearing that could strip Grey's licence to practise medicine.
There are a lot of ancient medicinal cures that we no longer use. We don't consume dried mummy powder, for example. We generally don't use leeches (though there's still at least one present-day use). But somehow, some so-called medical practitioners are still employing homeopathic medicine, a discredited 18th-century practice.
Homeopathy is widely (and rightly) regarded as quackery. But an ongoing FDA investigation into homeopathic teething tablets and gels for infants is attempting determine if these products led to seizures and deaths, Buzzfeed reports.