The Alternative Medicine Racket: How the Feds Fund Quacks - 2015-09-04

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F355.png The Alternative Medicine Racket: How the Feds Fund Quacks September 4, 2015, ReasonTV, YouTube

Behind the dubious medical claims of Dr. Mehmet Oz and Deepak Chopra is a decades-long strategy to promote alternative medicine to the American public. Twenty-three years ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began to investigate a wide variety of unconventional medical practices from around the world. Five-and-a-half billion dollars later, the NIH has found no cures for disease. But it has succeeded in bringing every kind of quackery — from faith healing to homeopathy — out of the shadows and into the heart of the American medical establishment.

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Runs about 14:30.

Produced and edited by Todd Krainin. Additional photography by Alex Manning.


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