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Beware of MLMs, M***TECH was on 20/20 again
Pill cure claims draw investigation by state
Date: 9/27/2007 1:50:42 PM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 5602 times
M***.tech is an MLM company that has been around
a few years. They make pills made of sugar claiming to cure cancer and a
number of other diseases. Companies like these give false hope and give
real cancer treatments a bad name, and I am not speaking about chemo and
radiation and such; Those are poison. I live near Mexico and I know
of a world renowned hospital that cures cancer every day and has for many
years. I spent a month there with my Aunt back in 2000. They have
all the latest cancer treatments from around the world, generally about 5 or 6
different ones. Myself, I would only opt for one of them, at least it is
the first one I would choose because it is all natural and has an excellent cure
rate. Anyway, here is the info on M***.tech
Manna.tech accused of failing to prove
sugar pills can remedy various diseases
Houston Chronicle/October 29, 2006
By Leigh Hopper
Manna.tech, a Dallas-area company that sells
sugar pills touted to cure cancer, Down syndrome and a panoply of other
conditions, is under investigation by the Texas Attorney General's Office for
possible deceptive trade practices.
"Manna.tech has made unproven health claims
about its products, such as the ability to cure cancer and numerous other
ailments," the AG's office wrote in an Oct. 24 response to a public information
request. "The claims are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration,
making the claims potentially in violation of both state and federal law."
The company did not respond to e-mail messages
or phone calls for comment Friday. The public information request was made by
someone who short-sells Manna.tech stock. Short-selling is the practice of
borrowing stock and selling it, expecting its price to go down so the short
seller can by it back at a lower price and pocket the difference.
Recognized by Forbes
Brisk sales of Manna.tech's top product, Ambro.tose, propelled the publicly traded company to Forbes' list of the top 10
best small companies in the country this year. Manna.tech is a direct sales
company, such as Amway or Herbalife, with a worldwide network of 350,000
distributors and nearly $400 million in sales last year.
Manna.tech describes Ambro.tose as a "glyconutrient"
that "supports effective cell-to-cell communication." The company says the pills
replace eight specific sugars needed for health but missing in modern diets.
Medical experts say there is little research to support the claims. Critics of
the company say sales associates go too far in the claims they make about
"It's a sugar pill, plain and simple. We talk
about sugar pills as a metaphor, but this, literally, is a sugar pill," said
Corpus Christi pediatrician Len Leshin. "It doesn't help, it couldn't possibly
help. It's a waste of money."
Leshin, who has a son with Down syndrome and
sees patients with Down syndrome, said Ambro.tose salespeople circulate brochures
claiming the drug can improve the health and change facial features of children
with the chromosomal anomaly.
"There's no medical evidence this would help
Down syndrome at all," Leshin said. When he stated as much on his Web site, he
said, he received angry e-mail messages from Ambro.tose sellers.
Child's mother sued company
Last month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported that three Nobel Prize-winning scientists have complained to New York
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that Ambro.tose Web sites are improperly linking
their research to Manna.tech's dietary supplements.
The company was sued in California in 2004 for
fraud and invasion of privacy by the mother of a child who died of Tay-Sachs
disease and whose photograph was used to promote Manna.tech products. The child
died in 1997 after using the products, but Manna.tech distributors kept using the
photo until 2004 despite the mother's requests to halt the marketing campaign.
The firm is described variously as a "global
wellness solutions company" or "maker of dietary supplements." Forbes' Web site
classifies it under "Food: Specialty/Candy."
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