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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.

The items on this page will be subsequently placed in 'archives'. 'News' items of this page will be progressively be placed in the 'archives'.

The following articles have appeared in the media this week:


People want modern medicine, not miracle cures: Nine out of 10 people living across India's teeming cities and sprawling villages prefer modern medicine to alternative medicine.


'Public safety risk': RACGP leads charge on infant chiro care: THE RACGP is leading a campaign against the "professionally irresponsible" chiropractic manipulation of infants, penning letters to medical leaders and politicians around the country. President Frank Jones has written to health ministers from all eight states and territories urging a "unified response" to the chiropractic treatment of infants.

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Users of complementary, alternative meds more likely to skip chemotherapy: Breast cancer patients who use a lot of these unconventional therapies are more likely to skip recommended chemotherapies.


'Dangerous' vitamins and supplements revealed in PBS Frontline, New York Times investigation: Liver damage linked to diet supplements.

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Science or Snake Oil: can a detox actually cleanse your liver?:This is the first article in our new ongoing series Science or Snake Oil. Articles will look at the claims for a product and decide whether they are supported by science or lacking in evidence.

Conman Peter Foster fined and banned over weight loss scam SensaSlim: The notorious conman Peter Foster, the "puppeteer" behind weight loss scam SensaSlim, has been fined $660,000 and permanently banned from being a company director or having any business in the diet or health industry.

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GP ordered to stop using experimental machines: A GP has been reprimanded and ordered to cease using two experimental "bioresonance" machines after inappropriately diagnosing a patient with a suite of serious neurological infections including tetanus in the brain.


Third marker gave OK to anti-vaccination thesis by Judy Wilyman: A controversial PhD thesis submitted by anti-vaccination campaigner Judy Wilyman was so divisive that it was rejected in its entirety by one of two original markers, forcing the University of Wollongong to request it be evaluated a third time.

Probiotic goods a 'waste of money' for healthy adults, research suggests: University of Copenhagen study finds no evidence that so-called friendly bacteria change the composition of faecal bacteria.


Employing naturopaths in chemists akin to McDonalds style ‘do you want fries with that?’ marketing: FSM Pharmacy Facilitator, Ian Carr raises his concerns about naturopaths misleading pharmacy clients with nonsense.

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11 Hard (and 4 very hard) Questions About Chiropractic Physicians: The doyen of alternative medicine, Professor Edzard Ernst, puts his own answers on questions about Chiropractic.

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Adverts pulled from TV after public backlash: A pharmaceutical company has withdrawn adverts linking children's dietary supplements and NAPLAN test results after just two days following a public backlash.

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