A database that tracks dubious medical claims.


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Claim # Claimant Claim date ↓ Forum Type Condition Plausibility Responses Description
5 Rath Health Foundation Nov. 30, 2004 Advert in Mail & Guardian Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 1
Matthias Rath and Anthony Brink placed adverts in the Mail & Guardian and several other newspapers in which they claimed that vitamins reverse the course of AIDS and that antiretrovirals ... Read more
20 Secomet (Ithemba Lesizwe) Oct. 1, 2006 Website Treats AIDS Tests are disputed or inconclusive 1
The Stellenbosch-based manufacturer of Secomet V claimed it lowered the viral load of HIV positive patients. However, Secomet V (marketed as “Ithemba Lesizwe” or hope of the nation) has never ... Read more
6 Aconite Medical Suppliers (Revivo) May 18, 2007 Website Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 0

Aconite Medical Suppliers made claims on the website www.revivotea.co.za that herbal supplement Revivo works as a treatment for HIV. A consumer complaint was lodged by Mr. Patrick Linzer to ASASA. ... Read more

18 Comforter's Healing Gift Sept. 13, 2007 Informal Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 1
Comforter’s Healing Gift, a South African com produces an extract of a plant called sonneblom (not sunflower). According to Freddie Isaacs, the inventor of the treatment and a co-director of ... Read more
11 Zeblon Gwala (Ubhejane) Dec. 6, 2007 Advert in Ilanga Newspaper Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 3
Zeblon Gwala advertised Ubhejane as an AIDS cure Read more
7 Gogo's Traditional Medicines (GTM) (Bantam Tonic and Pisces Tonic) June 6, 2008 Advert in Sowetan Newspaper Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
The advertisement posted by Gogo's Traditional Medicines (GTM) was for two products: Bantam Tonic, which GTM claims increases CD4 count, and Pisces Tonic, which is said to guard against opportunistic ... Read more
12 Prof. Billy's AIDS Clinic June 6, 2008 Advert in Roodepoort Record Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 2
Prof. Billy placed an advert in the paper, stating inter alia: “Stop Suffering in Silence. There is now a cure for Aids! Call Prof Billy Kariaga Ph.D or call Sister ... Read more
33 Solal Technologies (Krill Oil) Sept. 5, 2009 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Improves Nutrition Untested 2
Solal ran an advert titled "Why Solal Technologies believes that omega 3s from krill oil are better than fish oil." Read more
2 Solal Technologies (Solal Health Shake) Oct. 1, 2009 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Improves Nutrition Untested and implausible 2
Solal placed a health shake advertisement in Beeld. Read more
31 Solal Technologies (Naturally Sweet) Dec. 1, 2009 Advert in The Star Sugar has harmful effects Hyperbole 8
A Solal advert in the Star claims that too much sugar or artificial sweetners can cause cancer. This sets off a protracted battle at ASASA with the Sugar Association. Read more
16 Kalahari Moshaweng Health Center Feb. 19, 2010 Online PDF Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
TAC received information that the Kalahari Moshaweng Health Center in Kuruman, Northern Cape, was providing homeopathic and naturopathic supplements to patients with TB and/or HIV under the supervision of MD ... Read more
17 Mr. Peter Michael von Maltitz March 15, 2010 Website Cures AIDS Tests are disputed or inconclusive 1
It was brought to TAC's attention that Von Maltitz claims to have discovered a cure for HIV/AIDS. He is operating from a facility run by Catholic Welfare in Masiphumelele, Fish ... Read more
9 Damaansa Holdings Ltd. (Faith Drops) April 1, 2010 Website Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
TAC lodged a consumer complaint against Damaansa Holdings’ Internet advertisements promoting “FaithTM” Drops. The advertisements (which were published at http://immune-booster.synthasite.com and www.cancercure.co.za) claim that patients with illnesses including, Malaria, AIDS, ... Read more
8 Solid Rock Church April 28, 2010 Advert in Northcliffe/Melville Times Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 2
The Newspaper Advert posted by Solid Rock Church stated, inter alia: “Bring the blind, the lame, Aids and cancer victims 43 Crutches! 25 Walking sticks! 2 White canes from blind ... Read more
14 SA Natural Products Pty (Ltd) (Multiforce Alkaline Powder) May 1, 2010 Advert in the Sunday Times Reduces Acidity Untested 2
The complainant submitted that although it is a fact that alkaline will reduce acidity, there is no proof that "Multiforce Alkaline Powder" can reduce acidity in the human body. The ... Read more
25 Solal Technologies May 1, 2010 Advert in Fairlady Magazine Delays macular degeneration Untested and implausible 4
Solal claims in an advert in Fair Lady that their product delays macular degeneration. Their advert was also misleading about the causes of this condition. Read more
10 Carpe Diem Enterprises (Tara Klamp) June 20, 2010 Website Safe Circumcision Tests showed this is unsafe 1
Carpe Diem Enterprises has been distributing an unsafe circumcision device called the Tara KLamp. Note claim date is simply a date we checked their website. The claim was first made ... Read more
32 Solal Technologies Aug. 26, 2010 Advert in The Star Vitamin D functions as a vaccine Untested and implausible 3
Solal placed an advert in The Star claiming that Vitamin D is as effective as a vaccine. Read more
1 Solal Technologies Oct. 1, 2010 Flyer Prevents Aging Untested and implausible 3
Solal claims to be an "anti-aging specialist". This is one of their most strident claims. Read more
45 Solal Technologies Oct. 1, 2010 Advert in Business Day Prevents Heart Disease Untested 1
Solal claims Omega 3 deficiency can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, diabetes and depression and that most people are deficient in Omega 3. Read more

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