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Posted: 8/12/2005 9:32:53 AM EDT
I read this a few minutes ago, knew I had to post this. This is some weird $hit!!

GA doctor accused of helping man who sells flesh-eating paste to cancer victims

The Associated Press
Published on: 08/12/05
ROCHELLE — A south Georgia doctor is accused of assisting an unlicensed practitioner who allegedly treats cancer patients with a flesh-eating herbal paste that leaves them in pain and with horrible disfigurements, including mutilated breasts.

State officials say Lois March, an ear, nose and throat specialist, provided pain medication to patients referred by Dan Raber, who is under investigation and could face a felony charge of practicing medicine without a license.

Raber, who has declined interview requests, claims on his Web site to offer a paste made with bloodroot that dissolves cancerous tissue, and when used in conjunction with his enzyme tablets, can eliminate cancer from the body.

Georgia's board of medical examiners accused March of aiding and abetting Rader's illegal medical practice over the last three years by providing pain management to 12 patients who had received bloodroot treatments, including one whose flesh was eaten so badly from his shoulder that the bone was exposed.

The medical board said seven of the patients had sought treatment from Raber for breast cancer and that March knew or should have known that his use of bloodroot "mutilated their breasts and caused excruciating pain." Raber's Web site has photos of women with scabs on their breasts, a man with a large part of his neck gone and patients with scabs on their faces.

"All I can tell you is I'm not guilty," March said when reached by telephone at her office in nearby Cordele. "These are wild accusations that aren't true."

March can respond to the charges, but if her efforts fail she could lose her license to practice medicine in Georgia.

Raber's Web site advises those considering his treatments to arrange for pain management through a licensed physician. "This allows the doctor to help the patient take care of his health the way he, the patient, sees fit! Yet it allows the doctor to stay out of jail," the site says.

The board contends Raber was practicing medicine without a license — which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. No charges have been filed but area prosecutors say they are reviewing the allegations.

Raber claims his paste contains bloodroot, an extract from the root of a flower that grows throughout the eastern United States and Canada. Juice from the bloodroot plant is classified as an escharotic, a substance that can kill human tissue.

Mark Blumenthal, executive director of the American Botanical Council, said bloodroot has been used for years by nontraditional healers to treat skin cancers but he acknowledged 'the efficacy has been unproven from a scientific point of view."

Raber Web site includes disclaimers that note that the products lack government approval but he could still run into problems with the FDA, which has the authority to regulate herbal remedies that make claims about treating or curing diseases. When health claims are made, the products are considered drugs and federal law requires that drugs be proven to work in rigorous clinical trials.

FDA officials would not confirm whether Raber is being investigated but agency spokeswoman Laura Alvey said Raber's bloodroot paste is not approved for the treatment of cancer.

"This is an unproven new drug and therefore it is in violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act if it's being marketed or promoted," she said.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 1:03:49 PM EDT
Heard of it? Sure! Used to eat it all the time in kindergarten. They sell it at WalMart, $0.95 I think.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:42:38 PM EDT
A friend of mine who lived across the street from me for the past 20+ years found out he had stomach cancer two years ago. Having worked on Linear Accelerators and Simulators for many years, I knew all the good Oncologists in town and I was ready to fix him up and get him treated. (Exactly the same as when I was diagnosed. Some surgery, a little radiation and it never came back. Gone!)

But for some unknown reason this guy - who is otherwise intelligent and technical in nature - decided to try some sort of protein shake cancer therapy he found on the internet. I couldn't believe it, his family couldn't believe it, his friends couldn't believe it, and least of all his doctor couldn't believe it. We did everything short of beating him over the head and forcing him into the hospital. But he kept drinking his shakes saying he was really feeling better. But he kept looking more and more emaciated and losing weight, until one day he collapsed. The cancer had spread to his brain and liver.

His doctor says if he had started medical treatment when he first discovered it, he had a 90% chance of survival. Now he's dead at 52.

These quacks who sell this shit need to be tied down on a fire ant hill on a hot Texax day.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:46:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 37Victor:
Heard of it? Sure! Used to eat it all the time in kindergarten. They sell it at WalMart, $0.95 I think.


Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:01:44 PM EDT
Supose we put some of that stuff in a Preparation H tube and mail it to Ossama.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:04:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 3:05:51 PM EDT by TheCynic]

Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Supose we put some of that stuff in an Anal Lube tub and mail it to Ossama.


eta: so we can get Osama and Zarqawi at
the same time.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:10:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 3:10:34 PM EDT by Dru]
Uhhhhhhhhhhhh okay...... Does anyone have a pic of this flower this stuff comes from........... So's I don't go and pic a handful for the wifey.......
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:17:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:19:09 PM EDT
Here's the dude's site...

Some interesting photos there---------------(WARNING GRAPHIC)

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:20:31 PM EDT
more information on bloodroot
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:30:37 AM EDT
They need to eradicate this plant.......... Can’t believe the government would let a flesh eating zombie plant grow......... It’s going to become a menace........
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:32:45 AM EDT
Soylent Green?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 3:47:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Soylent Green?

Eats people!
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