Laetrile

Laetrile (B17) – The History of the Quack Cancer Cure That Will Give You Cyanide Poisoning

March 31, 2019 // 1 Comment

The story of Laetrile is not one about the suppression of a known cancer cure by multinational pharmaceutical companies, scared that their profits will be affected if the general population finds out, as many Laetrile/apricot kernel proponents preach. It’s the story of how two con men with a history of selling bogus cure-alls to critically ill people patented a compound that is known to release hydrogen cyanide in the body so that they could make money off people dying from [...]

Laetrile (B17) – The Quack Cancer Cure That Will Give You Cyanide Poisoning

March 24, 2019 // 1 Comment

This blog post and subsequent video is based on ‘The Rise and Fall of Laetrile’ on QuackWatch.org.  Modern medicine is better today than it has ever been, yet, paradoxically, the use of complementary and alternative treatments are becoming more prevalent. It is now not uncommon to see multiple alternative health stores on the high-street selling a plethora of products; all of which have very little, if any, evidence to prove their effectiveness. Whilst most of these quack stores offer [...]