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Quackwatch Doc Sued for $10 million


1 July 2010. Dr. Stephen Barrett, the National Council Against Health Fraud, Inc., Quackwatch, Inc., and Consumer Health Digest have been sued for $10 million by Doctor's Data.

The suit objects to seven articles on Barrett's websites:

How the Urine Toxic Metals Test Is Used to Defraud Patients

CARE Clinics, Doctor's Data, Sued for Fraud

Be Wary of CARE Clinics and the Center for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (CASD)

Slate article blasts the urine toxic metals test

Shady clinic and lab under legal assault

"Autism specialists" sued

Laboratories Doing Nonstandard Laboratory Tests


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