Incentives, hype, resistance, and more…

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COVID-19 vaccine incentives – Australian doctors now allowed to offer cash, prizes and alternative medicines: In a perplexing move, new rules allow doctors and pharmacists to offer complementary medicines – including homeopathy, naturopathy, and ‘immune boosting vitamins’ – as incentives to … [Read more...]

Unmasking, bias, hype, and more…

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How faulty PPE unmasked our health watchdog’s approvals process: “The TGA is meant to ensure that those who make and sell the vitamins, potions and herbal cures you can buy at pharmacies do not make wild, inaccurate and counter-scientific claims … [Read more...]

Fines, hangovers, safety, and more…

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TGA fines Chemist Warehouse: Several discount chemists were fined recently for advertising products that were deregistered from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – namely, weight loss pills ‘Fatblaster’ and ‘Fatblaster Clinical’. Current law dictates that a cancelled therapeutic good cannot … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, advertising, cures, and more…

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Ad-Conned: A critical look at CASPer: “Admissions committees are being sold the idea of an objective tool that will increase the fairness of the admissions process – not the reality. There is nothing objective or fair about a computerized … [Read more...]

Superspreaders, radiation, and resignation…

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Superspreading events: “It is fairly clear that one of the most effective methods for minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is to limit large gatherings. This one step can prevent superspreader events, which can reduce the spread of the … [Read more...]

Advertising, magic, bent spoons, and more…

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Complementary medicines advertising policy – Part I – unethical conduct in the Australian market before July 2018: “Numerous complementary medicines (and medical devices) that were extensively advertised failed to meet real health needs, diverted consumers from more evidence-based treatment and … [Read more...]

Silver, flu, herds, and more…

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‘It’s ineffective and dangerous’: Elle Macpherson comes under fire for promoting colloidal silver – a ‘toxic’ substance that can turn the skin blue: Elle Macpherson has come under fire by health experts for promoting a ‘toxic’ and ‘fatal’ substance, colloidal … [Read more...]

Marketing, chiropractic, freezers, and more…

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Plexus – MLM strikes again: Now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, multilevel marketing schemes have been quick to take advantage of public fears and are offering bogus products alleged to prevent or treat COVID-19.

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Brazil, scams, tracers, and more…

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“We failed” – one scientist’s despair as Brazil COVID-19 deaths hit 100,000: Public health policy is no place for easy answers and equivocation. It requires competence, decisiveness, communication, and most of all strong leadership. As Brazil passes 100k COVID-19 … [Read more...]