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Read about it here. It seems some clinical trials WERE held on humans, and two patients out of five showed improvement with the treatment. But that was three years ago, and there doesn't seem to be any further update. Snopes gives mixed reviews to the story's truthfulness: it's not well proven to be effective, but there does seem to be a lack of interest in testing a drug that can't be patented.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose