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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 of 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:


US anti-vaccination campaigner Dr Sherri Tenpenny cancels tour of Australia: A controversial US anti-vaccination campaigner has cancelled her Australian tour, saying she feels threatened by "pro vaccine extremists" and "anti-free-speech terrorists". However, the only threats made were  by an anti-vaccine campaigner who threatened to burn down one property and bomb another if it cancelled her seminars.

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Fish oil rules reviewed as study reveals consumers are being hoodwinked: Many fish oil producers have been deceiving the public about the content of their oil.  This study drew attention to longstanding deficiencies in Australia’s complementary medicines regulation, which includes no pre-market evaluation of sponsors’ products against compositional quality standards or promotional claims, limited and poorly targeted post-market surveillance, and a lack of effective penalties that would deter sponsors from repeated breaches of TGA regulations.

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Whooping cough: Victoria to reintroduce free vaccination for parents: Victoria will reintroduce free whooping cough vaccines for expectant mothers and parents of newborns amid concern about the rise in cases of the disease.

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Adverts pulled from TV after public backlash: A pharmaceutical company has withdrawn adverts linking children's dietary supplements and NAPLAN test results after just two days following a public backlash.

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