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Sick Crowdfunders Spending On Quacks

With the Congress still trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and many states kicking people off of Medicaid, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay for expensive medical treatments. However, a recent study found that a lot of that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Alternative Treatments Can Lead To Faster Death

Steve Jobs was a smart guy until it came to his cancer. Now, it appears that others are following his lead by crowdfunding for “alternative” treatments , like coffee enemas, for their illness. A study shows that “In just the … Continue reading

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Misleading Crowdfunding For Stem Cell Therapy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a paper that noted that crowdfunding campaigns used to raise money for generally unproven stem cell therapy are often misleading. The authors studied 408 campaigns to determine how they represented the … Continue reading

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Large Pharma Matches Crowdfunding Donations

Large pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been supporting a global public health crowdfunding website for the past two years. The CaringCrowd platform raises money from the public that is matched by J&J up to $250 per person per project … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If Google translate is correct, Emma Post has/had (?) terminal cancer and, since she thought that there were too many campaigns for illnesses, she crowdfunded to pay for her funeral. The campaign was “oversubscribed” and raised a significant amount more … Continue reading

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Aussies Crowdfund Lyme Disease Treatments As Gov’t Denies It Exists

Although Australian health officials deny the debilitating disease exists there since it has never been found in tick tests, many Aussies have Lyme disease symptoms. With no experience treating this illness in Australia, patients are forced to seek treatment overseas … Continue reading

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