Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old man was arrested for prescribing fake pills, expired prescription drugs and bags of dirt to cancer patients. He claimed that he was a trained oncologist.
Fern, a 49-year-old woman, Thousand Oaks, California, has been from fighting breast cancer for seven years. She has been trying to find alternative treatment and found Gammill's website to provide the same.
AdvertisementShe reported the authorities that the doctor was fake after he prescribed her a bag of dirt and other bogus drugs for her condition. Fern also reported that the doctor told her to mix the ingredients prescribed in a frying-pan before putting the mixture into capsules for ingestion.
She did the same and experienced a burning sensation in her stomach. Gammill told her that it was good, because that meant that the ingredients were working.
Officers found vials of liquid, expired drugs, various powders, empty capsules, and bags of dirt in both Gammill's home and office. They also found bottled labeled 'poison' and 'corrosive' together with lab equipment in his office and home, along with several Mexican and Russian prescription drugs, steroids, morphine, Ambien, and about 25,000 other pills.
Vincent Gammill operated a website and business under the name, Natural Oncology Institute, Inc. Police investigators did not see anything to indicate the man had any formal medical training or was certified to offer such medical services.