2 Doctors arrested for cancer cure scam

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A U.S. federal grand jury indicted seven people in a case where terminally ill cancer patients were allegedly injected with a bogus cure made from the patients’ own blood, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Juan announced Thursday.

Four Puerto Ricans, including two doctors and a businessman, were arrested Thursday in the U.S. Caribbean territory, and a Uruguayan doctor was arrested in Florida, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. Two Uruguayan doctors were expected to be extradited from their country.

The suspects allegedly sold some 50 people a fake cancer cure known as Pharma Blood – which consisted of blood that was extracted from the patient then boiled, frozen and processed it, before it was injected back into the patient. Read More

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