The Seed, Tree and Fruits of Sri Lankan Drug Policy

The story of Prof Senaka Bibile, State Pharmaceuticals Corporation, students Involved in Rational Health Activities and the National Medicines Regulatory Authority, by Chamath Lavinda (4th year Medical Student, President, Students Involved in Rational Health Activities (SIRHA), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).… [Read 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...]

Marketing, chiropractic, freezers, and more…

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Plexus – MLM strikes again: Now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, multilevel marketing schemes have been quick to take advantage of public fears and are offering bogus products alleged to prevent or treat COVID-19.

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Quackery, politics, therapy, and more…

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China is forcing people to use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) quackery to treat COVID-19: “The Chinese government promotes TCM (which is big business in China, both domestically and as an export business) by passing laws to promote TCM by … [Read more...]

Lurking danger, bus tours, bats, and more…

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Hidden dangers lurk in many sports supplements: Experts have warned of undeclared poisons in supplements, especially grey market products from overseas. Is tighter regulation the solution? The use of sports supplement is hugely popular among athletes and fitness fiends, but … [Read more...]

Criminalising, probiotics, masks, and more…

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Paying the price for questioning Traditional Chinese Medicine – Beware! If scientists were fearful of a clinical trial’s producing negative results, would they even pursue it? A draft Chinese regulation issued in late May aims to criminalise individual scientists and organisations … [Read more...]

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World Health Organization and Beijing – an unhealthy partnership? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be a source of useful drug compounds, but to treat all TCM as efficacious and safe is incredibly dangerous. In this time of COVID-19, many believe the … [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...]

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John Dwyer on Australia’s opioid epidemicFSM Friend, Emeritus Professor John Dwyer writes on the reforms necessary for Australia to tackle the opioid epidemic.

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Scientific fraud in China: The problem with scientific fraud is not … [Read more...]