Thursday, September 20, 2018

Imitinef mercilet cancer medicine for all - Questionable claims on social media

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Since 2014, social media users have been bombarded with claims of cancer medicine Imitinef mercilet. The same message or similar message is being spread even to this days. One of the latest message doing the rounds is given below.

Blood Cancer......

Dear friends
Medicine for Blood Cancer has been found !! Please don't delete this without forwarding. I am forwarding it to the maximum I can. Let it reach the 110 crores Indians and the remaining if any.

'Imitinef Mercilet' is a medicine which cures blood cancer. Its available free of cost at "Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai".Create Awareness. It might help someone. Forward to as many as u can, kindness costs nothing.

Cancer Institute Adyar, Chennai.
Address: East Canal Bank Road ,
Gandhi Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai -600020 Landmark: Near Michael School

044-24910754 044-24911526u 044-24911526 , 044-22350241

Request: forward to maximum number.
✅Pass 2 all your contacts.

The above message is partially true. It is true that the said hospital treats cancer. That's it. The hospital had already clerified about rumors being passed across social media. (

Refer the statement made by the said hospital about this so-called cancer medicine.


It has been noticed that an information is being circulated through the internet as ” Emails and as Facebook ” posts regarding the availability of a certain medicine called ‘Imitinef mercilet’at the Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. The message also often makes the statement about this drug curing all blood cancers and it being offered free of charge at the Cancer Institute. We want to make it clear that this is a misleading message being circulated.

We believe that the drug name mentioned is a distortion of the drug called ‘imatinib mesylate’ which is a drug used to treat a type of blood cancer called ‘chronic myeloid leukemia’. This drug is available all over India and is being prescribed at all Cancer Centres and is not exclusive to the Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. The drug support programme is also active in all major cancer centres in the country. Hence people who come across the misleading message via internet are requested not to circulate it.’’

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