News and articles
FSM is involved in campaigns that raise many issues in the public arena. We will endeavor to keep a good record and to respond appropriately to the relevant parties.
Here in 'News', we will keep our Friends informed of what is going on in the general and professional media, including articles, interviews and events related to activities of the FSM or that mention our activities. many of the articles referred, appear in journals for which access may be limited to subscribers or to university students and personnel. We would appreciate your alerting us to events we might not be aware of.
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The following articles have appeared in the media this week:
GP fined for false cancer cure: A GP who claimed he could cure cancer with green tea extracts, coffee enemas, mega-dose intravenous injections and a special diet has been fined $25,000, and his patients forced to read a consent form if they are to be treated by him.
Manipulate or investigate? The Chiropractic Observation and Analysis Study 1 (COAST) indicated that almost one in 10 of nearly 4500 chiropractor-patient encounters studied involved children younger than 14 years. One Queensland MP, former GP Dr Alex Douglas, has signalled his intention to lobby the federal government to legislate for a minimum age of about 12 before children can be treated by chiropractors, a principle backed by many in the medical community. Health lobbyist group Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) argues chiropractic should be removed as an academic discipline in universities.
'No jab, no play' comes into force in NSW: Changes in legislation on childhood immunisation, that came on the back of a campaign by the Sunday Telegraph in May this year will help GPs to separate conscientious objectors from the merely forgetful. The new laws which come into force on 1 January, will require parents to provide documentation of the vaccination status of their children prior to enrolment in childcare centres.