Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Website again pitching untested cancer drug

From the Edmonton Sun:
A controversial website marketing a promising yet untested treatment for cancer is once again running after U.S. officials shut it down last year.

"We ship internationally, everywhere in the world, except the United States and its territories," reads the site's home page, www.buyDCA.com.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the California-based operation closed last summer after its owners began selling the drug, dichloroacetate, or DCA, as a cancer treatment.

The marketing efforts followed developments here in Edmonton by University of Alberta researcher Evangelos Michelakis that showed DCA -- a common and cheap drug -- shrinks tumours in rats. ...more

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