Bullshit Easier To Swallow In Pill Form
September 12, 2008 6:17 PM Subscribe
posted by christonabike (17 comments total)
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Vitamin purveyor Matthias Rath^
has dropped his libel case
against Ben Goldacre^
and the Guardian. Goldacre's take.
Goldacre originally wrote about Rath in two consecutive columns in January 2007 (1 2
) and was barred from discussing the case until now (including in his recent book
.) Rath previously successfully sued
the British Medical Journal for libel and has a history of litigation. Rath was also ordered to stop defamatory remarks against the Treatment Action Campaign
, an AIDS treatment organization, and has had multiple conflicts with their leader Zackie Achmat
Goldacre's book was covered recently, but this story isn't really related.