For fifteen months leading up to publication, the vitamin-pill entrepreneur Matthias Rath was suing Ben Goldacre for libel. In September 2008 Rath dropped his case, which had cost in excess of £500,000 to defend. This chapter did not appear in the original edition of Bad Science and is now available online and in the new paperbook edition.
Matthias Rath claimed a vitamin diet could replace cancer and hiv treatments and cure sufferers from them. The claims were obviously unfounded, pure marketing evil from an unscrupulous snake-oil merchant.
- Read online now (free) The Doctor Will Sue You Now, the missing chapter from Bad Science
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