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A guide to health fraud and scams. Includes information about misleading claims for coral calcium, seasilver, and growth hormones. Provides consumer protection and health information. In English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
|FTC: Operation Cure-All|
Provides information to consumers and businesses in text and pdf formats. Includes new releases and links to resources. In English and Spanish.
|About.com: Fight Internet Health Fraud|
Article about health fraud and how to report suspicious claims.
|Bill Sardi: Coral Calcium Gets Beached|
Article debunking myths put forth by Robert Barefoot and others trying to sell coral calcium. Includes a list of advice concerning calcium.
Article by Dr. Michael T. Murray about the false claims regarding coral calcium. Includes a list of advantages and disadvantages of types of calcium supplements and a bibliography of resources.
|Coral Calcium: A Barefoot Scam|
Time Magazine article dated March 14, 2003 discusses Robert Barefoot and coral calcium.
Article from ABC News about misleading claims made by Bob Barefoot and Kevin Trudeau.
|From the Depths|
Washington Post article from May 20, 2003 about coral calcium and Robert Barefoot.
|Health Quackery: Spotting Health Scams|
Page from the National Institute on Aging with tips on spotting health scams. Includes links to resources.