A federal judge has sentenced a California physician to 14 years in prison for deceiving patients by persuading them to purchase an herbal supplement that she told them could cure cancer and other diseases. A number of her patients died because they took the supplements rather than seek out traditional treatments.
Dr. Christine Daniel must also pay back more than one million dollars which she received from those patients. One patient paid Dr. Daniel tens of thousands of dollars over five months for the supplements, which contained a number of ingredients including beef extract flavoring. More here from the Washington Post.