LOS ANGELES – Agents from the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) have raided a Southland doctor’s office.
Doctor Christine Daniel of the Sonrise Medical Clinic in Mission Hills is accused of defrauding cancer patients by selling them a bogus “miracle cure.”
A 62-page affidavit alleges a scam where Dr. Daniel used her religious affiliations to sell a nutritional supplement as a cancer cure.
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The case stems from an appearance on The Trinity Broadcasting Network. Viewers across the nation saw Daniel as a guest on a show about cancer treatment. Daniel is an ordained Pentecostal minister as well as a physician whose parents were missionaries in Africa. The affidavit lists a dozen victims including Minna Shakespeare who had cancer. Shakespear’s husband said Daniels told his wife to “stop her chemotherapy.” Minna Shakespeare died.
Daniels says she does not deal illegal drugs. Only sells a blend of supplements.
Investigators say her product is an unapproved new drug that she sells for $350 dollars a bottle up to $12,000 for 3 bottles.
Daniels says that the ingredients are available at any nutrition store. But patients want her blend.
Daniels known in the community for her charity work. Last September she was featured on Eyewitness News for aiding Katrina victims.
As for performing medical miracles, Daniel says the Lord has done that and that she has patients who are ready to testify.
The case is now in the hands of the U.S. attorney who will decide whether there is enough evidence to file charges.