• Facebook removed more than a dozen closed groups promoting unlicensed medicines after a Business Insider investigation

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Associated Press
    Facebook deleted at least 14 groups where unlicensed and potentially dangerous medicines were promoted and sold, after Business Insider flagged them to the site.
    The deletions were prompted by a larger investigation into medical misinformation on social media.
    In a network of groups, a substance called GcMAF was promoted as a treatment for cancer by UK national Amanda Jewell.
    Other groups were removed earlier this year for promoting the a substance called Miracle Mineral Solution as a cure-all. It is actually a type of bleach.
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  • Unlicensed medical 'cures' are flourishing in closed Facebook groups, where cancer treatments - and even surgery - are sold beyond the reach of the law

    Unlicensed medical 'cures' are flourishing in closed Facebook groups, where cancer treatments - and even surgery - are sold beyond the reach of the law

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook; Healing Oracle/YouTube; Samantha Lee/Business Insider
    In a closed Facebook group, British woman Amanda Mary Jewell has for years been selling the chemical GcMAF, claiming it is a cure for cancer and autism. She has provided no medical support for this claim.
    Jewell also sells expensive, unregulated treatments at her clinic in the tropical nation of Belize. She is not a UK-registered doctor.
    Both services are advertised on Facebook, in closed groups inaccessible without invitation.
    Other unproven so-called "cures" - like the bleach known as Miracle Mineral Solution - also flourish...
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