Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Convicted U.S. felon's "Cures" tops book charts

Who are the people peddling, and profiting from, natural "miracle cures"? One of them is Kevin Trudeau, author of the best-selling "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About."
Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the "unholy alliance" of drug companies and government regulators. "It's all about money. The drug industry does not want people to get healthy," he says in a commercial for his book. Trudeau says he has sold about 4 million copies of the book in less than a year, a huge amount for a self-published book marketed initially only through the Internet and television infomercials.

The book -- whose back cover says "Never get sick again!" and "Learn the specific natural cures for herpes, acid reflux, diabetes ... cancer ... and more!" -- has topped the Publishers Weekly nonfiction bestseller list for the past three weeks.

Trudeau, 42, was jailed for 22 months in the early 1990s over credit card fraud -- something Trudeau dismissed as nothing more than a youthful indiscretion.

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1 comment:

Sylvia said...

This lowlife should be stopped from trying to profit from sick, desparate people. One lawsuit I'd like to see. . .