Hay fever, misinformation, pharmacists, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

HPV vaccine effectiveness – 14 year follow-up of women, all good news: Yet more evidence that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective. Yes, that’s right. They DO check these things.

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) [Read more...]

Crowd funding, allergies, sunscreens, and more…

Friends’ News and Articles

How do we stop crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe from being used to fund quackery? GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have long been used by desperate patients seeking to fund their use of unproven and downright quacky treatments. How can these … [Read more...]

Hormones, failures, absurdities, and more…

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Acupuncture a ‘realistic option’ vs HRT for hot flushes (or is it?): Comment from Prof Alastair MacLennan about the linked article. He says, “Menopause and its common symptom, hot flushes, is often targeted by alternative therapists with a variety of … [Read more...]

Contamination, fakes, bans, and more…

Friend’s News and Articles

Secret ingredients in herbal medicines – toxins, pharmaceuticals, allergens:Despite current monitoring approaches, contaminated and adulterated products are still reaching the consumer. We suggest that a better solution is stronger pre-market evaluation.”

SB 276 is now law, and antivaxers are [Read more...]

Reputations, Facebook fakes, flu (still), and more…

FSM News and Articles

Shops full of vitamins, miracle pills “trashing pharmacists’ reputation“; “The transformation of pharmacies into shopfronts for homoeopathy, vitamins and non-evidence-based remedies is trashing the profession’s reputation, doctors, experts and even some pharmacists fear.”

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Rising rates of bowel cancer in [Read more...]

Vitamin D, aluminium, illegal pills, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease: This new trial answers important questions that had been raised in previous reviews. The US Preventive Services Task Force has previous concluded that there was insufficient evidence … [Read more...]

Anti-vaxxers, intolerance, hangovers, and more…

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Did the US Government lose a landmark vaccine lawsuit? This has been popping up so, Time to correct the ANTIVAX misinformation (again). Health and Human Services (HSS) in the US was sued by Robert F Kenndy and ICAN, and the anti-vaxxers say they won. … [Read more...]

Supplements, rabies, smarter drugs, and more…

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Do vitamins and supplements really work? Dr Ken Harvey, makes an appearance on ABC Nightlife to talk about the evidence for herbal, mineral and vitamin supplements, and the issues around them.   “The [vitamin and supplement] industry really sells hope. [rather … [Read more...]

Health policy, anti-science, regulatory failure, and more..

FSM news & articles

Media Release: Proposed bill fails to protect consumers from unproven medicines: 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 … [Read more...]