A South African court declared on June 13 that unauthorized clinical trials of vitamin and micronutrient products marketed by German physician Matthias Rath, MD, and associates as a treatment for HIV/AIDS were unlawful (http://www.tac.org.za/community/files/file/TACAndSAMAVersusRathAndGovernmentJudgment.pdf). The court also prohibited Rath and other defendants from publishing advertisements for the vitamin products.
Stephenson J. AIDS Vitamin “Therapy” Ruling. JAMA. 2008;300(3):271. doi:10.1001/jama.300.3.271-a