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...]
Government legislation and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are supposed to protect Australians when they purchase medicines. Prominent health authorities are warning that the Federal Government is trying to bypass these important safeguards.
The Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill is currently under review by a Senate
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...]
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...]
Health Care Watchdog endorses concerns about integrative medicine
21 March 2016
Friends of Science in Medicine, (FSM) has endorsed the concerns about Integrative Medicine, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.
The analysis by Professor Edzard Ernst, a leading international authority on complementary … [Read more...]
It’s Official: Homeopathy is a swindle. Time for government action.
March 11, 2015.
The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) has today released its final report on its evaluation of Homeopathy, clearly concluding that there is no scientific basis for homeopathy and no … [Read more...]
PRAISE FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S RESTRICTION ON THE USE OF TAX PAYER’S DOLLARS FOR INEFFECTIVE “NATURAL” THERAPIES
06 May 2012
The government has announced that the 30% contribution taxpayer’s dollars currently provide when private health insurers pay for a range of ‘Natural’ therapies is to cease. … [Read more...]
Quack Treatments Duck for Cover
23 January 2012
Some alternative medical treatments, long contested as “quackery” by orthodox medicine, are coming under heavy fire.
Homeopathy may soon be dropped from German and UK medical insurance providers as a cost-saving measure, reports Deutsche Welle, Germany’s … [Read more...]