Scams and miracle cures...

  • Medjai

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    Oct 15, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    There's been quite a few of them posted recently. Anyone else have any more to share? I'm finding them quite entertaining, and it distracts me from midterm studying...
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    Oct 16, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    http://www.envoymedical.com

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    This would be ideal for conductive hearing loss, but it's not been approved for that. This is the same problem we run into over and over in amplification. The healthy cochlea is non-linear. The unhealthy cochlea is not.

    And this one.. . Wtf?
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/health/your_health&id=8833236

    This is maybe my newest favorite! Where do HIPPA Laws fit in? I don't know anyone that would diagnose an ear infection via a picture - Too much paperwork and liability.
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/11/researchers-developing-app-to-diagnose-ear-infections/

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  • musclmed

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    Oct 16, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    its a neat toy but not well thought out.

    There are alot of reasons a child could have ear pain. Having this device/app would only be appropriate in only the strangest scenarios.

    The research study need to show this approach is even moderately beneficial has some ethical issues. I dont predict this getting past the FDA anytime soon.
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    Oct 17, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    Scam: Makes you buy something that doesn't work.

    Miracle cure: Makes you buy something that doesn't work, but convinces you that it did work even when it didn't.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 17, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    Nopelea by Tru veda corp- pyramid selling scheme product-no scientific proof at all. No double blind testing w placebo. What a joke.
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    I hate companies that prey on the weak. I saw the infomercial and I called them on their BS. The salesman on the phone got loud and defensive. Asked to speak to a manager and she had no proof to offer either.icon_idea.gif