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Examples of the type of journalism that supports suppression of the truth and propagates lies, inaccuracies and false information in order to protect the interests of the pharmaceutical industry, thereby endangering human life.

 

Publisher: Independent News & Media PLC

Saturday Star, June 18, 2005: Madiba's former doctor slams Manto
By: Sheree Russouw
Nelson Mandela's former physician has lashed out at health minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang's claim that a concoction of olive oil, lemon, beetroot and garlic can treat HIV and Aids, terming it "misleading".
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Cape Times, June 22, 2005: Achmat vows: We'll make sure Rath is arrested
By: Fatima Schroeder and Ben Maclennan
The Treatment Action Campaign\'s (TAC) chairman Zackie Achmat has vowed to ensure vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath is arrested. 'We are going to finish you off... making sure you don't experiment on people'
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The Star, June 28, 2005: Manto still defends Rath and his vitamins
By: Angela Quintal
The health minister says she will not distance herself from vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath unless it can be proved that his vitamin supplements are toxic. Reacting to this stance, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has urged President Thabo Mbeki to reconsider Manto Tshabalala-Msimang's suitability as health minister.
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Cape Times, June 16, 2005: Aids dissident uses infomercial' tactics to sell vitamins
By: Dominique Herman
Yesterday was an historic day for the people of South Africa as far as vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath was concerned, as 20 people gathered to demonstrate what micronutrients had done to reverse their HIV/Aids related symptoms.
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The Independent, June 11, 2005: Prof Slams Aids Criminals'
By: Di Caelers
When South African HIV/Aids guru Jerry Coovadia said mavericks, hypocrites and charlatans were trading on the misery of Aids, there was no doubt who he was talking about. Coovadia, Scientific Director at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, called for a halt to the activities of vitamin salesman Matthias Rath - and by association the tacit approval of Rath from Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.
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The Mercury, June 8, 2005: Manto at the centre of new Aids row in Durban
By: Liz Clarke & SAPA-AFP
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has again angered Aids activists by telling delegates at the national Aids conference in Durban that antiretroviral drugs are not the only answer to fighting HIV.
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Cape Times, May 25, 2005: Nutrition not a substitute for ARVs – Zuma
By: Boyd Webb
Nutrition is not a substitute for appropriate HIV and Aids treatment, deputy president Jacob Zuma said in parliament on Wednesday.
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Cape Times, May 13, 2005: 'Manto should resign for misinformation'
By Emily Goligoski
After lashing out at multi-vitamin salesperson and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) critic, Matthias Rath, TAC chairperson Zachie Achmat said on Thursday that Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang should have resigned for spreading "misinformation" about anti-retroviral (ARV) medications.
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The Mercury, May 13, 2005: Court will hear TAC application to silence Rath today
By Emily Goligoski & Jeremy Michaels
After lashing out at multi-vitamin salesperson and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) critic, Matthias Rath, TAC chairperson Zachie Achmat said on Thursday that Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang should have resigned for spreading "misinformation" about anti-retroviral (ARV) medications.
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Independent Online, May 10, 2005: Harvard researchers tear into Rath
SAPA news agency
Harvard researchers have accused vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath of deliberately misinterpreting their findings to bolster his campaign against antiretrovirals. "Antiretroviral therapy saves lives, and its scale up should be vigorously pursued in all countries," the researchers, Wafaie Fawzi and David Hunter, said in a statement.
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The Star, May 4, 2005: Rath gets a taste of Asmal's wrath
By Jeremy Michaels
Former education minister Kader Asmal has lambasted "Aids denialist" Dr Matthias Rath, saying his "kind of quackery deserves the old Afrikaans response: voertsek".
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The Star, April 25, 2005: Rath bad news for HIV/Aids sufferers
Sapa news agency
The health minister has developed a blind spot for an internationally discredited vitamin seller who is promoting his own products at the expense of proven anti-retrovirals.
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Cape Times, April 19, 2005: TAC issues ultimatum over entrepreneur
Sapa news agency
The Treatment Action Campaign is to take legal action against the Medicines Control Council (MCC) if it does not act against controversial vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath. The TAC announced this at a press conference on Monday at which it was joined by Cosatu and the South African Medical Association.
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Publisher: Newtrust Company Botswana Ltd

Mail & Guardian, June 27, 2005: Manto and Rath hold pow-wow
SAPA news agency
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang held a private one-on-one meeting with controversial vitamin entrepreneur Mathias Rath earlier this year, it emerged on Monday. In a written reply to a question in the National Assembly by Dianne Kohler-Barnard of the Democratic Alliance, she also refused to distance herself from Rath's claims about his vitamins curing Aids.
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Mail & Guardian, June 7, 2005: Health minister has 'undermined' ARV treatmentSAPA news agency
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) wants at least 200 000 people on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment by 2006, thereby holding the government to its own commitment in the operational plan.
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Mail & Guardian, May 25, 2005: 'Vitamins are no cure or treatment for Aids'
SAPA news agency
Anyone who claims vitamins are a cure or treatment for Aids is a charlatan, United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) director Peter Piot said in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
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Mail & Guardian, May 11, 2005: Government probes vitamin man Rath
Sapa news agency
The Medicines Control Council and the Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday that they are investigating the South African activities of the Dr Rath Health Foundation.
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Mail & Guardian, May 5, 2005: Manto 'doesn't recall' endorsing Rath
By Donwald Pressly
Minister of Health Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said on Thursday that she does not remember endorsing Aids dissident Matthias Rath's Dr Rath Health Foundation -- but said that the foundation's focus on good nutrition in fighting the disease is complementary to the government's programme to fight Aids.
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Mail & Guardian, April 21, 2005: Stay out of Aids debate, DA tells Mbeki
Sapa news agency
The Democratic Alliance has criticised President Thabo Mbeki for his statements on HIV and Aids made during his state visit to Singapore on Thursday, saying he should stay out of the debate.
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Publisher: BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd

DA reports health minister to council 
By Jacques Keet
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has again reported Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang to the Health Professions Council of SA, saying her latest statements on HIV/AIDS meant the council could no longer ignore her.
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Business Day, June 8, 2005: A prescription for despair
By Thamar Khan
After 29-year-old Mariette was diagnosed with HIV and her health began deteriorating, she approached her local clinic in Khayelitsha, hoping staff would do a blood test and possibly prescribe a course of antiretroviral drugs. The nurses sent her away, telling her to come back in a year’s time.
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Business Day, June 6, 2005: Minister's unhealthy nutrition obsession
By Nathan Geffen, TAC spokesperson
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang believes that her legacy will be better nutrition for South Africans. There’s no chance of that. Her pseudo-scientific rhetoric not only creates an unnecessary dichotomy between nutrition and antiretrovirals; what she says about nutrition itself is dubious.
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Business Day, May 26, 2005: UNAids chief stams vitamin 'charlatans'
By Jonathan Katzenellenbogen and Thamar Khan
Peter Piot, director of the United Nations (UN) AIDS body UNAIDS, said yesterday that anyone claiming that vitamins could cure AIDS was a “charlatan” bent on making money out of the misery and suffering of others.
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Financial Mail, May 20, 2005: Rath Sows Deadly Division
By Jacqui Pile
The court case between vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath and HIV/Aids activists in the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has split the nongovernmental movement on Aids, reignited the debate on how to treat the disease and confused people living with it.
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Buisness Day, May 19, 2005: Help to rid SA of Rath scourge
By Ben Turok MP
The dispute between Matthias Rath and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is causing undue confusion about one of our greatest challenges, HIV/AIDS. Rath came to see me on several occasions as he wanted to establish a factory in Muizenberg to manufacture pills. At first I was impressed by his academic credentials, but later realised he was merely promoting his business interests.
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Business Day, May 12, 2005: Vitamin guru Rath under microscope
By Thamar Khan, Science & Health Editor
The Medicines Control Council and the health department have launched an investigation into the activities of the Dr Rath Health Foundation, they said yesterday.
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Business Day, April 20, 2005: Vitamin quackery
Editorial
Government and the medical regulatory authorities charged with safeguarding our health need to break their stony silence and speak out against the unsubstantiated claims about AIDS drugs that are being made by Matthias Rath.
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Business Day, April 18, 2005: Bad medicine
Dianne Kohler Barnard, Democratic Alliance spokeswoman on health
Matthias Rath has achieved a product salesman’s dream — public endorsement of his merchandise by the health minister. But at what cost to SA is the minister allowing herself to be turned into a merchant of Rath’s concoctions?
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Publisher: Media24

City Vision, June 30, 2005: Alliance is behind TAC
By: Johnson Mesi
The South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions have vowed to use all legal means to support communities that want to follow suit in rejecting Rath facilities and their alleged Sanco agents from Khayelitsha.
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News24.com, June 13, 2005: ANC Aids 'bond' sparks (w)rath
By Johannes de Villiers
The Democratic Alliance says it is unacceptable that the African National Congress's chief whip is helping to spread the propaganda of Aids dissident and vitamin peddler Matthias Rath in parliament. Apparently, Matthew Goniwe, ANC chief whip, gave permission for a five-page letter from Rath to be placed in MPs' letterboxes.
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City Vision, June 9, 2005: Aids people targeted
By: Johnson Mesi
Allegations of breaches of confidentiality about people living with HIV/Aids by the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Khayelitsha were reported to the Treatment Action Campaign on Friday. He said the women described how they were recruited by alleged members of Sanco to the Dr Rath Health Foundation surgeries in Mandela Park and given vitamin tablets.
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News24.com, May 18, 2005: Rath denies pill-factory plans
By Johannes de Villiers
Even although he professes he doesn't want to sell tablets in South Africa, Aids dissident and vitamin vendor Dr Matthias Rath apparently tried months ago to get a site in Muizenberg for a vitamin factory.
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Publisher: Guardian Media Group

The Guardian, June 30, 2005: Health Cheque
By Ben Goldacre
And so to Africa, where there exist "complementary and alternative medicine" practitioners pursuing the fashionable attack on mainstream medicine, just like in the UK. Take Matthias Rath and the Rath Foundation vitamin empire. They have been running advertising campaigns in newspapers and poster campaigns near HIV/Aids treatment centres, telling people that anti-retroviral drugs undermine the body's immune system, and that "micro-nutrients alone can promote the defence against Aids".
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The Guardian, May 14, 2005: Discredited doctor's 'cure' for Aids ignites life-and-death struggle in South Africa
By Sarah Boseley, Health Editor
Doctors and campaigners who have been struggling to increase the availability of Aids drugs to the 5 million HIV-infected people in South Africa are dismayed by the activities of a German-born doctor, Matthias Rath, who has reignited a life-and-death struggle in South Africa.
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Publisher: The Free Press of Namibia (Pty) Ltd

The Namibian, May 20, 2005: Rath Misleads Namibians
Letter from: Delme Cupido, Coordinator, AIDS Law Unit Legal Assistance Centre
In The Namibian of Friday 13, 2005, an advertisement by the Dr Matthias Rath Foundation was run which makes a number of false and misleading claims regarding the efficacy of antiretrovirals (ARV) for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
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