Blue Scorpion Venom: Cuba's Miracle Drug

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Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Vidatox on sale in an international pharmacy in Havana, Cuba. Foreigners from across the world come to Cuba to buy these containers for $210 each. Cubans can get the same medicine packaged differently for free with a prescription.
For more than 20 years, Cubans have been treating cancer patients with blue scorpion venom. Thousands attest to pain relief, increased muscle strength, and renewed energy while on the medicine. The treatment is now poised for a global premiere. Cuba's state pharmaceutical company, Labiofam, recently began mass-producing a homeopathic version called Vidatox.

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