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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:


Doctors worried as more Australians turn to alternative therapies: An ignorance of healthcare, seeking treatment plans on the internet and “hysteria” over pharmaceutical companies is driving Australians to “dangerous” alternative therapies, a senior doctor believes.


Chiropractic fraternity splits over allegations of mismanagement: Disgruntled chiropractors have formed a breakaway group, accusing their peak body, the Chiropractic Association of Australia, of lurching towards the radical over its sympathy for the anti-vaccination movement and the theory of subluxation, which holds that spinal manipulation can treat illnesses from asthma to heart disease.

Sydney naturopath who allegedly advised mother to stop baby's medication is arrested: A Sydney naturopath allegedly told a mother to stop medicating her eight month old boy, leaving him close to death, has been arrested.


Chiro courses to carry on at Macquarie University: Macquarie University may continue to teach chiropractic at degree level after failing to offload its current courses to another eduction provider.


Leave facts out of the 'debate' about homeopathy: Retail pharmacists are scientifically trained and as such they know what they do outside of dispensing prescriptions is akin to selling cosmetics.


The American Medical Association is finally taking a stand on quacks like Dr. Oz: the American Medical Association is finally taking a stand on quack MDs who spread pseudoscience in the media.

Pharmacist puts homeopathic ‘crap’ in bin: a pharmacy owner puts his homeopathic remedies in his bin.


Chinese medicine's mention in free trade deal 'a tragedy for Australian science', critic warns: FSM warns about the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine in the free trade agreement between Australia and China is a step backwards for the health system and for science.

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Time to take homeopathy off the shelves: A clinical pharmacist is calling on the profession’s professional bodies to ban the sale and recommendation of homeopathic products in pharmacies.


After being rubbished by recent Australian study, beleaguered homeopaths look for credibility: An interesting report on the recent  World Homeopathic Summit in Mumbai, highlights the concerns of homeopaths that the problem lies in the fact that they do not exactly know how homeopathy works

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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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