An open letter, mockery, bans, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

An open letter to Alternative Medicine: “In reality, it feels like you are often simply exploiting people, Alternative Medicine. You are leveraging significant, systemic health-care issues in order to sell unproven (and often potentially harmful) stuff to people who … [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...]

Remnants, fat cats, conspiracies, and more…

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Why didn’t others get hotel coronavirus? Immunologist John Dwyer (and co-founder of Friends of Science in Medicine) offers an explanation for why infected quarantine hotel worked were fortunate enough to not infect other members of the community. “It’s possible these workers … [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...]

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...]

Safety fails, accessibility, multiple myths, and more…

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Multiple medications fail to meet safety standards: When unsafe products and contaminated medicines are identified through random checks by the TGA, it begs the question – how many health products are getting to consumers that fail to meet standards? It’s likely … [Read more...]

Pharmacy friction, trust, measles, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

What do consumers think about homeopathic remedies? “Homeopathy is a good example of the friction between the profession of pharmacy, and the business of pharmacy. Pharmacists are health care professionals, but pharmacies sell lots of nonsense that isn’t evidence based … [Read more...]

Healthy food, celebrity fraud, concussion, and more…

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Where food meets medicine – reform needed: “…the regulation of health claims for foods and therapeutic goods is inconsistent; complaint systems are inadequate, no effective penalties are applied for documented breaches of the law, and questionable (and potentially dangerous products) are … [Read more...]