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The World in Medicine
July 16, 2008

AIDS Vitamin “Therapy” Ruling

JAMA. 2008;300(3):271. doi:10.1001/jama.300.3.271-a

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.