Categories
NCRHI Newsletter

Shark oil capsules contaminated with PCBS

Shark oil capsules contaminated with PCBS Five brands of shark oil capsules available over-the-counter internationally have been found to contain high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), according to a report Jan. 20 in Reuters Health. The Hong Kong Consumer Council named the brands as Squalene from Canada, Purity Natural Squalene Shark Liver Oil from Australia, […]

Categories
NCRHI Newsletter

Mannatech tells consumers & investors different tales

Mannatech tells consumers & investors different tales Evans, David Coppell, Texas, March 5 (Bloomberg). Mannatech Inc. tells consumers scientific studies show its nutritional supplements are safe, promote good health and are even covered by a health insurance plan. Investors get another story. In documents for its initial public stock sale last month, Mannatech told potential […]

Categories
NCRHI Newsletter

Nevada homeopaths scrap retry at expanding scope of practice

Nevada homeopaths scrap retry at expanding scope of practice Another short chapter has been written in the saga of one state’s flirtation and struggle with quackery. First, some background information. In 1983, the influence of a powerful state political leader led to the establishment of a Homeopathic medical licensing board in Nevada. The state quickly […]

Categories
NCRHI Newsletter

Mannatech says it was misled by doctor

Mannatech says it was misled by doctor 1999 LP Bloomberg with permission. On August 20, 1999 Mannatech Inc. said it has cut all ties to the California physician who wrote a now discredited medical journal article used by the nutritional supplements company to sell its pills. It now says Dr. Darryl See, the article’s author, […]

Categories
NCRHI Newsletter

Health reporting by 60 Minutes refereed

Health reporting by 60 Minutes refereed In a study by the American Council on Science and Health, each of 97 obtainable transcripts of health stories that aired from 1978 to 1995 on CBS Television’s 60 Minutes was reviewed and evaluated for accuracy of reporting by three or more experts. Errors of inattention to evidence and […]