Responsibilities, good-byes, side-effects, and more…

FSM News and Articles

A moral responsibility to get Australians home: Friend of Science in Medicine, Prof. John Dwyer discusses the ban on travel from India, approaches that could help Australians come home, and the technical/logistical challenges that would need to be met. “The … [Read more...]

Fines, hangovers, safety, and more…

FSM News and Articles

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...]

Clots, misinformation, pacemaking, and more…

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Data suggest no increased risk of blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Australia shouldn’t pause its rollout: The world is currently undertaking a vaccination programme like that never seen before in human history – we are vaccinating record numbers of people in record time … [Read more...]

Shelving, authorisation, deception, and more…

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Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The Medical Board of Australia has scaled back efforts to regulate complementary medicines – reverting to the status quo of a ‘risk based’ approach. This means that if a therapy is considered … [Read more...]

Shelving, crowdfunding, scurvy, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The medical board of Australia have scaled back efforts to regulate complementary medicines – reverting to the status quo of a ‘risk based’ approach. This means that if a therapy is considered to … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, advertising, cures, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

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...]

Ethics, education, fallacy, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

2020 – Looking back with sadness, anger and hope:I happen to believe that ethics in SCAM are an important, yet much neglected topic. It is easy to understand why this should be so: adhering to the rules of … [Read more...]

Vaccinations, anti-vaxxers, masks, and more…

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COVID-19 – transparency and communication are key: “As the first wave of COVID-19 vaccination gets under way, the need for good communication has never been greater. Without it, the extraordinary scientific advances that have led to the vaccines’ development might easily be … [Read more...]

Cut chef, debunked myth, misplaced fear, and more…

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Pete Evans: why did it take so long for companies to cut ties with the celebrity chef? “Companies have severed ties with Evans after he posted a neo-Nazi symbol, but sharing health misinformation can cause real damage too. It should not require a … [Read more...]