Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Washington couple sentenced for medical fraud
Wow, this is scary. According to the Seattle Times, a couple living in Mount Vernon has been sentenced for medical fraud. The Brandt couple operated a clinic using a "Vibe Machine" which supposedly uses radio frequency to cure ailments. At least one person (a 32-year-old man) died while being treated by this Vibe machine. According to court documents, Donald Brandt posed as a medical doctor and treated patients who were dying from terminal diseases such as cancer. The couple plead guilty to a misdemeanor in federal court and were recently sentenced.
So many people want holistic medical care and they are into alternative medicine, herbs, etc. People need to be warned that some of these therapies are "sham" therapies, and others may indeed be harmful. Want to learn more? You may want to visit the American Holistic Medical Association.