COVID-19 tests, questions, myths, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Watch what you’re saying:  “A statement from AHPRA issued on the Pharmacy Board website said: ‘While the vast majority of health practitioners are responding professionally to the COVID-19 emergency and focusing on providing safe care, AHPRA and National Boards are seeing … [Read more...]

Lockdown, hackers, warnings, and more…

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Should Australia be enforcing a UK-style lockdown? FSM co-founder Professor John Dwyer said so far Australians had been slow to implement social distancing – such as continuing to go to the beach in some places – when “a whole of community … [Read more...]

Alchemy, coronavirus, Goop, and more…

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Legislative Alchemy 2019 – Chiropractors seek scope of practice expansion, including authority to prescribe drugs: “Finally, falling into no particular category, yet speaking volumes, the Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians convinced the state legislature that its peer review process, which is … [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...]

Smart guts, broken necks, mechanical hearts, and more…

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Pushing the last frontier – The Flinders Uni researchers cracking the colon code: “Propulsion of intestinal contents is controlled by millions of neurons within the wall of the gut, known as the enteric nervous system. Capable of operating independently of the … [Read more...]

The Berlin Wall, Pete Evans, supermarkets, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

The Queen’s pharmacist is criticised for selling powdered Berlin Wall as a miracle cure for relationship troubles: With the concepts of ‘like cures like’ and ‘make it weaker to make it stronger’, there truly is nothing that is too … [Read more...]

Ebola, brain balancing, bleach, and more…

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Forum calls for greater protection on claims from complementary medicines: “Imagine that you have been having sleeping problems, and so you head to your local chemist in the hopes of some quick relief. You see a few options, but one stands … [Read more...]

Bent Spoons, a cautionary tale, missing ethics, and more…

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Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) 2019-20: On 7 April 2019, the Minister for Health announced an updated review of natural therapies… Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) has nominated our President, Assoc Prof Ken Harvey, for membership of … [Read more...]

Insurance, legal errors, rewards, and more…

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Reform Calls: Private health insurance at the crossroads: There is a plethora of data from other countries supporting primary care strategies that reduce hospital admissions for medical problems. The $11 billion of support for PHI should be steadily diverted to pay … [Read more...]