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Matthias Rath: the Missing Chapter


Nomen omen est…

Matthias Rat(h), a mega vitamin salesman who claims that his pills can cure diseases such as cancer and aids, is without a doubt one of the biggest and most ruthless quacks of our time. Mr Rath usually harassess his critics into silence by filing libel suits against them.  

But on 12 September 2008, Matthias Rath dropped a year-long libel action against the Guardian and Ben Goldacre and was ordered to pay costs. Rath sued over three Guardian articles that condemned his promotional activities among Aids sufferers in South African townships.

At the time, Goldacre was writing his book “Bad Science.” There was to be a chapter on Matthias Rath, but because Rath was suing Goldacre, the chapter could not be published. Goldacre has now published the missing chapter on his website Bad Science.