Saturday, April 09, 2005

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Unproven products cause direct health hazards when their use results
in injuries or adverse reactions. For example, a medical device called
the InnerQuest Brain Wave Synchronizer was promoted to alter brain
waves and relieve stress.

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To combat health fraud, FDA established its National Health Fraud
Unit in 1988. The unit works with the National Association of
Attorneys General and the Association of Food and Drug Officials to
coordinate federal, state and local regulatory actions against specific
health frauds.

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Health fraud costs Americans an estimated $30 billion a year.
However, the costs are not just economic, according to John Renner,
M.D., a Kansas City-based champion of quality health care for the
elderly. "The hidden costs--death, disability--are unbelievable," he
says.