Denial, fraud, false hope, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Desperate Premiers call for radical redesign for health care funding: “The original State/Federal agreement on funding of public hospitals envisaged a 50/50 split of the costs. Since 2011 the Commonwealth has had in place system where it will pay hospitals on … [Read more...]

Guns, emperors, swearing, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

How safe is CBD oil? “CBD also has a relatively high potential for drug-drug interactions… Consumers are taking CBD products over the counter without any supervision, and under the false impression that CBD is natural and therefore perfectly safe. … [Read more...]

Angst, quackery, detox, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

The Five Stages Of Anti-Vax Angst: Trying to deal with anti-vaxxers can be extremely taxing. So here we have the: THE FIVE STAGES OF ANTI-VAX ANGST (The author thinks US President Joe Biden has reached stage 3):
Stage 1: Disbelief [Read more...]

Dirt, blame, The Incredible Hulk, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Friends of Science in Medicine, Australia – the 10th Anniversary: Friends of Science in Medicine celebrated its 10th birthday last month. In memory of our beginnings, here is an article by FSM President Ken Harvey, guest blogging for the … [Read more...]

Failures, profits, pretence, and more…

FSM News and Articles

TGA fails to protect against shonky weight-loss products:  “The TGA is under fire for failing to protect consumers, after an investigation found misleading promotions for over-the-counter weight-loss products continued for years after they had been judged deceptive. A recent … [Read more...]

Dangers, abuse, alchemy, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Brisbane naturopath’s ‘outrageous, dangerous’ Covid vax claims: “Immunologist and emeritus professor of medicine at UNSW Professor John Dwyer said the proliferation of pseudoscience published by natural health professionals posed an even greater threat than the usual anti-vax types because … [Read more...]

Complaints, uselessness, rejuvenation, and more…

FSM News and Articles

TGA fails to protect against shonky weight-loss products: “It is ridiculous to have a system that doesn’t assess whether these products work or not, and relies purely on complaints.”

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

COVID-19 and children – more useless comparisons: [Read more...]

eBay, ICU horror, patches, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Penalty over ‘anti-epidemic’ formula flogged on eBay: A company has been fined for advertising their traditional Chinese medicine product as being effective against COVID-19 on eBay – when no data showing its effectiveness against COVID-19 (or any infection) had been supplied. … [Read more...]

Obfuscation, clots, ventilators, and more…

FSM News and Articles

‘A classic case of TGA Bureaucratic obfuscation’ – Harvey: “In 2021 the TGA has focused on COVID-19 and medical cannabis complaints and, apart from token efforts, they have neglected the far more common advertising violations of complementary medicines…. They consistently … [Read more...]