Thailand: Pill Touted as Cure for AIDS Banned
May 5, 2003
Thailand's government has banned the manufacture and distribution of a food supplement whose inventors had touted it as an AIDS cure. Thousands of HIV-positive Thais who cannot afford antiretrovirals have taken the pill, V-1 Immunator. Scientific studies never proved that V-1 could treat or cure AIDS. Its makers could face three years in prison and $1,000 in fines if they are convicted of making false claims.Adapted from:
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