Canada helps shut down suspicious cancer clinic

Authorities from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have shut down a dubious medical clinic that was treating cancer patients with magnets.

Most of the patients were from the U.S., and about 10 per cent were from Canada. The company was based in B.C., while the treatments were given at a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico.

Mexican authorities closed the clinic, while the U.S. government is suing CSCT Inc. of Naramata, B.C., and the Canadian Competition Bureau has opened a criminal probe.

The Tijuana clinic is typical of many that authorities from the three countries have been trying to shut down. These clinics prey on the desperately ill and charge a lot of money for dubious treatments.