Makers of Unapproved Device Sentenced

Erik Swain

November 1, 2008

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Makers of Unapproved Device Sentenced


A Washington state couple who used an unproven device to treat patients with cancer and other diseases was sentenced for fraud in federal court in August.

Donald and Sharon Brandt operated a clinic and used what they called a "vibe machine" on patients. They said it used radio frequencies to treat diseases. But they never sought FDA approval for their device, and at least one patient in their care died.

Donald Brandt was sentenced to 30 days in prison and four months of house arrest. Sharon Brandt was sentenced to five months of house arrest.

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