Just Searching for Answers
When diagnosed with a rare disease, cancer, or other illness, it makes sense that you’d research every type of treatment on the market. However, there are more bogus drugs out there than people realize. And when your health, or the health of a loved one is at stake, even the most intelligent individual can be impelled to believe in the “miracle drug” found online. Since we so desperately want the medication to work, we’re subconsciously already on the side of the bogus seller even before we read into the treatment.
Unfortunately, some take it to the extreme and completely replace conventional treatment with these online remedies.
It can cost them their health.
So how can you tell the difference? Careful research and consultation with your doctor. And hopefully, you’ll have some corporations on your side.
Unfortunately, while most stores at least to some extent vet the products on their shelves, some fail to evaluate products that are shipped to their store from online orders.
Some of the culprits
For instance, Sainsbury’s and Argos have recently faced backlash for their allowance of bogus treatment items from Ebay to be shipped to their store for pickup.
These items include an electronic “zapper” which claims to treat cancer by electrical impulses. The method is called the Hulda Clark, after the person who created it. Hulda Clark passed away from their cancer in 2009 and the treatment method has been discredited. There are also “drops” which claim to treat tumors of all types and “parasite cleaning pills” for colon and rectal cancer among others.
Ineffective or detrimental?
Not only are drugs like these ineffective, they cost cancer patients money and time, and keep them away from the treatments that could actually change their lives.
Moral of the story is, don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Trust the medical professionals treating you. Understand that they want the best for you, and know that if there really were a miracle drug, they would have given it to you a long time ago.
You and your doctors have the same goal. Trust the process, stay determined, be strong. You got this.
You can read the full story about the fraudulent medications at Sainsbury’s and Argos here. But know that these aren’t the only ones out there. And unfortunately these probably aren’t the only stores allowing it to happen.