A Sun investigation has found the company misleading customers on a number of products which supposedly cure Autism, HIV and cancer
WEB giant Amazon is today accused of endangering the sick and vulnerable and illegally peddling bogus snake-oil “cures” for cancer.
A Sun investigation has also found other dangerously misleading products for sale on the site.
These include electronic “zappers” that claim to treat HIV, instructions on administering bleach enemas for autism and tablets made from animal glands aimed at people with thyroid disorders.
Health experts and a leading MP last night welcomed our investigation and demanded Amazon withdraw the items from sale.
Details for the Dr Reckeweg R17 Tumour Drops, at £35 for five vials, claim they treat “all tumours, malignant or benign” including breast and stomach cancer, and that they act as a “regenerator of diseased tissues”.
Yet The Cancer Act 1939 bans the advertisement of cancer treatments, with the threat of a fine or up to three months in jail.
Not only would this put Amazon and retailer SiddMed eHealth Pvt Ltd in breach of the Cancer Act, the listing is also likely to fall foul of the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, which outlaw “falsely claiming that a product is able to cure illnesses, dysfunction, or malformations”.