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Deutschland ist am Arsch von Europa:
In einem Jahr, im Januar 2022, sind die mit dem Impfen immer noch nicht fertig!
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Mannatech attacked again
« on: November 23, 2007, 02:30:28 PM »

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Infomercial scammer cited for contempt of court.

A federal judge has ruled that Kevin Trudeau violated an injunction
against false advertising issued in 2004. The ruling came in response
to an FTC suit that accused Trudeau of misrepresenting the contents
of his book, The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know
In several infomercials, Trudeau claimed that the plan outlined in
the book is easy to do, can be done at home, and ultimately allows
readers to eat whatever they want. However, the book actually
describes a complex plan that requires severe dieting, daily
injections of a prescription drug that consumers cannot easily get,
and lifelong dietary restrictions. In a 2004 order settling FTC
charges that Trudeau had falsely claimed that his calcium product
could cure cancer and other serious diseases, the same judge banned
him from using infomercials to sell any product, service, or program
except for books and other publications. Although Trudeau remained
free to publish his opinions, the order specified that he must not
misrepresent what is in the publications. This time, while noting
that he is "one heck of a salesman," the judge concluded that Trudeau
had misrepresented the content of his weight-loss book.
The penalty for violating the injunction will be decided later.


Barry Bonds indicted.

Barry Bonds, who holds major league baseball's record for most career
home runs, is facing four counts of perjury and one count of
obstruction of justice. The indictment accuses him of lying about his
use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances
during testimony before the federal grand jury that was investigating
the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO). BALCO,
headquartered in Burlingame, California, offered blood and urine
analyses and dietary supplements. In 2003, however, it came to light
that the company had been marketing a hitherto undetected
performance-enhancing steroid to Olympic athletes and other well
known sports stars. BALCO's president Victor Conte served a 4-month
prison sentence after he pleaded guilty in 2005 to money laundering
and running a steroid distribution ring. Sprinter Marion Jones, a
three-time Olympic Gold medalist pleaded guilty last month, and
several others are awaiting trial.


Chelationist will face trial for manslaughter.

Roy Kerry, M.D., whose administration of chelation therapy resulted
in the death of a 5-year-old autistic child, has been ordered to
stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. A district judge has
determined prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed with the case.
Kerry is also facing a civil suit by the child's parents and
disciplinary action by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine. There is no
scientific evidence that autism has a toxic basis or that chelation
therapy has any therapeutic value for autistic children.


Mannatech attacked again.

A controversy has erupted between prominent glycoscientists and
Mannatech, the Texas-based company that markets complex
sugar-containing molecules. (Glycoscience is the legitimate study of
the structure and function of sugars.) The controversy was triggered
by online publication a scathing critique in the journal Glycobiology
by two glycobiologists who accused the company of inappropriately
using research discoveries to support unproven claims for its
products. Mannatech, which sells glyconutrients through a large
distributor network, advertises that its main product (Ambrotose) is
"a blend of specific plant saccharides that support the immune
system" and "support optimal cell-to-cell communication." The
critique stated that health claims for Ambrotose products are either
unproven or have been disproved.

According to a report in this month's issue of Science, the
Glycobiology article was withdrawn from the Internet after Mannatech
complained and threatened legal action, but the journal's publisher
has indicated that it will be republished with revisions. Another
scientist quoted in the Science report stated that the notion that
supplementary saccharide mixtures will improve health is flawed
because most people's cells can make all the sugars they need from
glucose in the diet. [Kaiser J. Who owns glycobiology? Science
318:734-737, 2007]
In July, the Texas Attorney General charged Mannatech with carrying
out an illegal marketing scheme that includes health claims that are
not supported by legitimate scientific studies.


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