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Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by John Mac, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-41423491

    So it's not just the ME community that is targeted by charlatans
     
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    If a blogger can be fined for claiming to have a disease that she really did not have and financially profiting from this claim, can psychiatrists be fined for claiming ME/CFS patients don't have a disease that they really do have, with psychiatrists financially profiting from these false claims?

    That is, is there a legal case for fining psychiatrists who tell patients that their ME/CFS is "all in the mind", and then profit from these lies?
     
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  3. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    There is certainly a moral case. In the US it might fall under civil RICO, but to win it you'd need a combination legal political and media team to rival the Clinton empire. (Not going to happen.)
     
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    belize44 Senior Member

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    Good point!
     
  5. Alvin2

    Alvin2 If humans were rational...

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    Interesting, perhaps something to pursue further
     
  6. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    On a related note: I've recently had a look at the homepage of a German cancer association. They wrote very visibly, that positive thinking does not help and that it's a very unfortunate myth for cancer patients who are being blamed. So there definitely seem to be parallels between all diseases.
     
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