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Purgatives required to eliminate health scams targeting the elderly

By Zhang Zhouxiang | China Daily | Updated: 2018-11-09 09:21

ROBERT O. YOUNG, author of the book pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $105 million in medical expenses and damages to a woman who said he falsely promised to cure her breast cancer. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:

Young, who promoted the theory that acidity causes disease and an alkaline diet was the cure, was convicted last year of practicing medicine without a license.

A San Diego jury ordered Young to pay Dawn Kali $1 million for medical expenses, $89.5 million for past and future pain and suffering and $15 million in punitive damages after she was convinced by Young to forgo conventional treatment and spend thousands of US dollars on his treatments. She was later diagnosed with stage four cancer and given four years to live.

Purgatives required to eliminate health scams targeting the elderly

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