The 2016 title of this 1997 article should read “Who Were These so-called “Quackbusters?” Why? Because they were beaten into the ground so many times they went home to hide under the bed. But it is important to know how all of this anti-cutting-edge health care process began.
Then too, it is enjoyable reading the details of how these less-than-desirable humans were mangled, trapped, batterered, humiliated, and then publicly mocked for their efforts.
They caused trouble but they didn’t win.
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
July 21, 1997
North Americans have known, or suspected, for some time, that there has been an organized assault by a group, against companies, and practitioners, offering alternatives to the drugs/surgery paradigm. That group calls itself the“quackbusters,” and they are a scam.
I’m about to tell you WHY that assault was formally assembled, HOW THE SCAM works, and WHO the players are, and WHAT they’re up to right now.
If you know who they are, and how they operate, you can beat them.
North America has been going towards what are called “alternatives,” in health and medicine, in a big way. More than half of the US health dollar is currently being spent on this phenomena. With new billing codes (ABC Codes) going into effect, allowing insurance and Medicare to pay for “alternative” therapies, that percentage will, no doubt, increase dramatically.
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