Commentary: Why Google’s Crackdown on Fake Medicine Is So Important

  • At the end of the 19th century, Americans had no shortage of options purported to cure what ailed them.
  • Advertised as a cure for cancer, eczema, and more, Microbe Killer flew off the shelves.
  • Fast forward to 2019 and the echoes of patent medicine in today’s marketplace are resounding, complete with claims of panacea treatment and the co-opting of real science.
  • Today, they come in the form of unscrupulous stem-cell clinics and overhyped supplements such as CBD oil, derived from the cannabis plant.

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