Legislation, health cover, pregnancy diets, and more…

FSM news & articles

Public health groups slam removal of pre-approval of complementary medicine advertisements: “A review of the pre-approval system found most of the new advertisements needed changes to avoid breaching the TGA code and the concern is that if we eliminate it and … [Read more...]

Chiropractic, fake drugs, quackademia, and more…

 

FSM news & articles

Chiropractors – all they’re cracked up to be?: FSM founder Dr Marcello Costa being interviewed about chiropractic on the “Science Vs” podcast. Dr Costa’s section starts from 19:50, but I recommend the whole podcast. It gives a good discussion … [Read more...]

Cold cures, placebos, placentophagy, and more…

 

FSM news & articles

Science or Snake Oil: will horseradish and garlic really ease a cold?: Some of us may have heard that horseradish and garlic supplements help ease cold and flu. Blooms High Strength Horseradish and Garlic Complex claims it has. Others, such … [Read more...]

Regulatory failures, unproven stem cell therapy, supplements, and more…

 

FSM news & articles:

The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud: A call to action from Professor John Dwyer AO, for emergency physicians to promote evidence based medicine and protect consumers from dodgy therapies.

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement [Read more...]

Chinese medicine, smoking, flu, and more…

FSM news & articles:

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine): New Developments: China is protecting its $40bn Chinese medicine export and sales industry and attempting to grow it and is influencing our country [Australia, but probably many other countries too] through the back door, by giving … [Read more...]

Alternative therapies at medical school, celebrity fads, flu, AI, and more…

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

A $200 million gift promotes alternative therapies at a California medical school — and critics recoil: “The couple has been promoting and funding research into alternative medicine for years … [including] the efficacy of prayer and homeopathy as a … [Read more...]

Acupuncture, homeopathy, ‘Quackademia”, viruses, cancer, and more

 

FSM news & articles:

Comment on the (FDA) Notice: Draft Revisions to the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids; Availability; “Recommendations by the FDA (US) impact all countries.  FSM appreciates that it is appropriate for the FDA to recommend … [Read more...]

Chiropractors, anti-vaxxers, arthritis and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Chiros to lose spinal X-ray Medicare rebates: Chiropractors will lose access to Medicare items for spinal X-rays for low back pain as part of the government’s implementation of the MBS Review Taskforce recommendation.

Chiropractic for kids: a pack of offensive [Read more...]

Regulators and complementary medicines, cravings, sweeteners, and more…

FSM news & articles:

New complementary medicine health claims lack evidence, so why are they even on the table?

Friend of Science in Medicine’s Exec member, Prof Ken Harvey on proposed changes to Listed Medicines. Industry proposals have made it to the draft stage, including … [Read more...]