(CBS) Sunday, April 18, 2010
21ST CENTURY SNAKE OIL - 60 MINUTES hidden cameras expose medical conmen who prey on dying victims by using pitches that capitalize on the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Scott Pelley reports. David Gelber, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT. Watch a preview
This segment is about ALS folks who have been taken advantage of financially by a man who claimed to be able to treat them with "stem cell treatment." It appears to be a scam...and a very big scam...to the tune of $150K+.
My first thought is, "Someone needs to stop this man."
My second thought is, "yikes, will this throw negative light on the pioneer CCSVI researchers, participants and/or proponents of CCSVI research?"
What to do?
Dx March 2003