Glucopril

Posted by lizann @lizann, Tue, Apr 30 12:46pm

There is an ad in my local newspaper for glucopril that supposedly helps with neuropathy and diabetes. It claims that the Mayo Clinic was involved in a study with a Russian clinic and found that the active ingredient in glucopril reduces severity of neuropathy. I think this is hype. Any opinions or clarification as to if the Mayo Clinic actually was involved in this study? Thank you

Hi @lizann, I did a search on glucopril and found many ads that basically were the same ad all of which had a big disclaimer at the bottom. Here's one of the ads.

Top Doctors Now Recommending New Blood Sugar Pill To Neuropathy Patients
https://local.heraldmailmedia.com/places/view/38764/glucopril.html

In my humble opinion, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If you read the ad carefully it doesn't say Mayo Clinic was involved in a study, it just says a Mayo Clinic researcher declared it was safe and he was a head researcher whatever that means. I could find no information about any study on glucopril relating to or done by Mayo Clinic. It would be interesting if you could find a link to the specific clinical trial they are referring to.

Anyone else have any information that supports their claims?

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Hi, @lizann@artscaping @retiredteacher @jenniferhunter @johnhans may also have some thoughts on the newspaper ad for glucopril that supposedly helps with neuropathy and diabetes, claiming that Mayo Clinic was involved in a study.

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According to Mayo Clinic you should email businessrelations@mayo.edu for information on any claim by a business on support for a product. Mayo states on their website they do not endorse a company or product.

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@lizann I know we all would like to have the miracle cure for every disease, but I have to agree with John. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The newspaper article leaves many holes in the presentation. It looks as if the Mayo Clinic parts were possibly copied and pasted into the ad. If, Mayo had a cure like this, I am sure they would inform all of their patients with these problems.
I am always skeptical when the information doesn't come from a reliable source. Anyone can put an article in the newspaper; just pay the fee, and it's there. I would definitely do as @johnhans suggested and contact the businessrelations@mayo.edu. That is the source I would believe. I imagine you will find out that it is a scam to have people pay for nothing.
Caution is my advice. You don't know what is in the miracle med. I would never take anything not prescribed by my doctor and a check with my pharmacist.
I wish we could believe the ad and celebrate, but I think it's just a moneymaker for uncaring people to get money from desperate patients.
I am glad you brought this to our attention because these types of ads are on TV, in papers, magazines, and popups on the computer.
If you contact the Mayo site, please let us know what they say.
Carol

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@lizann, @retiredteacher, @johnbishop,@johnhans, @lisalucier Good evening all. I have reviewed the ad. I can offer two thoughts. As a marketing/pr person, I noticed immediately that this ad has grammatical and punctuation errors. That is the first clue that it is not a bonafide effort by a legitimate business. And then I found this from Mayo Clinic. Game over! Mayo Clinic does not support or endorse any commercial products or companies and never has. Yet, from time to time, we hear from concerned consumers, patients and employees or the media about materials they see in the marketplace where a non-Mayo company has used the Mayo Clinic name to help market a product or service. This type of unauthorized use of the Mayo Clinic name should not be misconstrued as an endorsement or support for a particular product, service or company.

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