False drug and dietary supplement marketing, and inaccurate pharmaceutical treatment and cure claims are colloquially known as snake oil.
Old Fashioned Snake Oil for Sale
Snake oil is a term that originated from intoxicant, poison, and drug-laced patent medicines and the fraudulent marketing of actual snake oil, which is high in essential fatty acids. The quackery method of a travelling doctor or a fraudster would use snake oil as a cure all, which might not have really been snake oil, but mineral oil and beef fat.
People would sell quack medicine at corner pharmacies for the treatment of diseases and health-related conditions, often put recreational drugs in wine and soda, while deceptively marketing them wrongly as tonics for building up health.
Intoxicants and Drugs are Not Healthy
The recreational use of drugs and intoxicants, like tobacco, were wrongly promoted by physicians and fraudsters as healthy treatments and tonics, were actually causing physical, emotional, and mental impairment for mistaken views of wellness and/or false feelings of well-being (e.g. excitation, pain relief, and getting "high".)
People are Cheated with Quack Medicine
Medical quacks promote, drug manufacturers produce and distribute, and fraudsters spike oils, lace cosmetics, and deceptively market dietary supplements and medicinal remedies with intoxicants, drugs, and/or make unreasonable weight-loss or disease treatment claims. This is done so as to give the impression of well-being when consumed, but instead has no health benefits (e.g. for pain relief, to get high, and to perk up a lethargic person showing poor health, instead of giving proper advice on nutrition and supplementation).
Quacks Try to Turn Supplements Into Quack Medicine
Journalists and Academic Organizations Promote Medical Quack Snake Oil Medicine
Journalists recommend and academic organizations promote medical quacks unethically selling snake oil medicine with supplements in a conflict of interest to their medical licensure. Quack doctors are known to injure patients with their unknowledgeable use and wrongful prescription of supplements. Journalists and quacks will then falsely promote the wrong idea that supplements are lethal, rather than correctly understanding the inherent lethality of drugs and their side effects.
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