FSM supports equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

FSM supports the European Union’s call for WHO to achieve equitable access to quality, safe, and efficacious COVID-19 vaccines and related health technologies.

There is concern the pharmaceutical companies will bury COVID-19 treatments and vaccines in a thicket of patents, making them unaffordable to the … [Read more...]

Professor Jon Wardle responds to FSM statement regarding his appointment to SCU

Professor Jon Wardle (SCU)

On 11th March, FSM released a statement concerning the appointment of Professor Jon Wardle to the Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University (SCU) at Lismore. Here we provide Professor Wardle’s response to our statement.

Response from Professor

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Media Release: Australia gets immunised against pseudoscience

The government’s decision to withdraw financial support for a host of ‘natural’ therapies has been greeted with acclaim by one of the nation’s foremost bodies arguing for an end to government-sponsored pseudoscience.

Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) has campaigned for seven years for the government to stop subsidising supposed health … [Read more...]

Media Release: ANZAAS Medal for Ken Harvey

ANZAAS Medal for Ken Harvey

15 August 2016

The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) Medal for 2016 has been awarded to Dr Ken Harvey, MBBS FRCPA, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria.… [Read more...]

Media Release: Acupuncture Found to be Pointless

Acupuncture Found to be Pointless

 25 July 2016

Complementary and Alternative Health practices are increasingly under scrutiny as government looks for ways of cutting waste from the nation’s escalating health budget. Removing treatments and medicines that don’t work is an obvious starting point.

A recent … [Read more...]