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Sale of controversial 'miracle' tonic results in dozens of charges

A B.C. man and an Alberta woman face dozens of Food and Drug Act charges related to the promotion of a so-called miracle tonic touted as capable of curing everything from AIDS to autism. The charges come after Health Canada spent years trying to crack down on the sale of sodium chlorite.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

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Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Psiquiatr Source Type: research
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