About the medicines and substances, that are consumed by masses under a false hope of immunity enhancement. Every substance, which claims to alter human physiological functions should undergo strict international neutral trials and not allowed to be sold by mere advertisements.
Tremendous misguidance is propagated by giving a false hope to people of doing some treatment.
Every day we read in media the various pronouncements claiming to enhance the immunity especially in the days of Covid-19. It automatically implied or interpreted that the said product will save the people from Corona and hence a brisk business starts. No one has studied the real effectiveness, correct doses or side effects of preparation in real sense.
A myth, that any plant extracted drug is useful, free of side effects, is a belief ingrained deep in the minds of people. Such unscrupulous advice is followed blindly without even verifying the authenticity of the source. A hope of miracle is flashed to patients who perceive a “no hope” by scientific medicine, are an easy prey for such fraudsters.
Another major problem is that medicines and syrups distributed in such manner often are without name of drug, contents and doses. It is not uncommon to get lethal substances like steroids, hormones and heavy metals in dangerous doses. Such acts are real crime to society, done with an intention to cheat rather than treating them.
Any one selling medicines in name of alternative medicines, food supplements or medical advice of any kind, has to be registered with a council, for those particular medicines. advertisement of such drugs or products should be on some scientific basis and neutral trials.
Most of these are not validated at all by international or national authorities, not even considered as drugs. No impartial, neutral trials conducted about effects, side effects or toxicity. Mere media or social media words, which are paid, are considered as Gospel Truth and substances are consumed by masses under a false hope of immunity enhancement. Most of them marketed as herbal or alternate medicines, which are advertised as harmless but beneficial. They are sold by propagated words of benefit and advertisements rather than a solid proof.
Slowly these medicines become part of conventional wisdom rather than considered as drugs and chemicals or heavy metals. In reality, being a settled medical science issue, it remains a fake news at the basis.
There is no dearth of quacks, who sell unknown and unlabelled substances, merely to earn money, but the dangers of such products are high and unassuming consumers remain oblivious to side effects.
Any substance is considered effective only after rigorous testing through randomised clinical trials and additional laboratory analyses. The substances that are merely propagated on social media or claims of company or advised by quacks will not help and merely remain as part of immunity business. They provide a false hope and thereby earn money because of fear in the minds of masses.
Times of India carries a report about the brisk business being done, while people are looking at ways to enhance their immunity.
Any substance which claims to alter the physiology of a person or patient, cannot be consumed without undergoing rigorous, neutral and international safety trials. If found to be good, all homo sapiens in the world should be benefitted. If not, let the gullible masses not be misguided and trapped into a false hope. There has to be a strict Government control about the products to be consumed, which claim to alter human physiology.