Pharmacist fined for natural therapies

A Tennessee pharmacist has received a $1 million fine for treating customers at his health-food store with juices and dietary supplements.

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners ruled in May that Larry Rawdon's practice of treating ailments such as cancer with alternative therapies is harmful, The Nashville Tennessean reported Thursday.

The $1 million fine is the largest the board has ever handed out, the newspaper said.

A former patient of the Hohenwald, Tenn., pharmacist has created the group MyHealthMyChoice to raise money for Rawdon's fine and petition to make alternative health care legal in Tennessee, the newspaper reported.

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