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quackery

 [kwak´er-e]
the practice or methods of a quack.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

char·la·tan·ism

(shar'lă-tan-izm),
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.
Synonym(s): quackery
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health—e.g., 'snake oil' remedies; deliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease
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quackery

Bogus therapy Health fraud False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition–eg, 'snake oil' remedies, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health; eliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease. See AIDS fraud, AIDS quackery, Health fraud, Pseudovitamin, 'Snake oil' remedy, Unproven methods of cancer management. Cf Alternative medicine, Fraud.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

char·la·tan·ism

(shahr'lă-tăn-izm)
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The sad commentary about quackery is that when it does not kill a person it ruins lives because of wrong diagnosis and maltreatment.
She said: 'There is a state law against quackery. But we need the government to strengthen the office responsible for implementing the law.
The PHC's drive to eliminate quackery in all its forms and manifestations also aims to rehabilitate the medical profession in letter and spirit.
As per the census, they visited 196 treatment centres, sealed 53 outlets and 69 quacks were found to have quit quackery. The highest number of quacks, that is, 14, were closed down in Gujranwala, 11 in Jhang, and eight each in Rawalpindi and Sialkot.
Despite attacks on the teams, the PHC sealed another 45 quackery outlets, which included 17 in Lahore, 16 in Kasur and 12 in Sheikhupura.
She expressed optimism that the development and implementation of an ART policy document on practice and regulations would help to eradicate quackery and unprofessional conduct in assisted fertility practice.
Directorate of Anti-Quackery-Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) in its crackdown against quackery in Sindh sealed over 90 clinics in this week, thus crossing the figure of 900 sealing of Healthcare Establishments (HCEs') in Sindh.
The SHCC in its crackdown on quackery in Sindh sealed over 700 Healthcare Establishments (HCEs') in the province.
The maximum number of 71 centres were visited in Chunian where eight quackery outlets were sealed.
LAHORE -- In its crackdown on quackery during the last three days, the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) sealed 53 fake treatment centres.
Despite the claims made by the authorities of taking actions against the quackery, twin cities are still the victim of quack practices, Rasheed Awan, a resident of Bharakho said.
A three-member delegation of Young Doctors Association Pakistan, led by its secretary Dr Salman Kazmi, was told about the steps taken by the PPunjab Healthcare Commission for eradication of quackery.