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Consumer Health Resources: Quackery

This page will serve as a resource for members and care givers of the Western New York community interested in consumer health information.
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2024 11:12 AM


Health Sciences Librarians do not provide medical advice or recommend healthcare practitioners. Patients should discuss their health situation with their healthcare providers.

Quackery and Fraudulent Health Claims

This video shows how false claims are used to sell products, and are frequently found on the internet. Many such claims may appear as legitimate science, while also taking the "side" of the consumer against the establishment. The analysis in the video reminds viewers to be skeptical and to "talk to a [confirmed] scientist or to your doctor."

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