FSM news & articles:
Comment on the (FDA) Notice: Draft Revisions to the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids; Availability; “Recommendations by the FDA (US) impact all countries. FSM appreciates that it is appropriate for the FDA to recommend … [Read more...]
Pro-science lobby wary of uni links to alternative remedies : Friends of Science in Medicine – WA universities are increasingly being used to host events to promote alternative remedies such as crystal healing.
Complementary and alternative medicines:
Kids’ vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative: There are many brands of kids’ “gummies” on the market, but these products are unhealthy and exploitative. Their high sugar content may appeal to young children, but they’re not a good introduction to … [Read more...]
The Checkout Series: Fish Oil: Kirsten Drysdale investigates the truth about fish oil supplements.
The harms of alternative medicine: what we see is just the tip of the iceberg: Giving alternative therapies the benefit of the doubt is therefore not an option.
Acupuncture for back pain: an open letter by a Canadian therapist: Concerned about the new ACP guidelines on ‘Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians’, Andrea MacGregor asked me to publish … [Read more...]
Healthier. Happier. Straight Answers: Small changes can make a difference to your health.
The slimming pills that put me in hospital: Fake drugs are now a multibillion dollar international industry, but for those who have ended up inadvertently taking them the personal consequences can be … [Read more...]