Acupuncture failures, vaccine myths, science denialism, and more…

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Acupuncture and the placebo problem:   “When the advocates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) push back against critics, they often point to the big CAM “successes.” The argument usually goes as follows: the heartless science-informed cynics have long said acupuncture … [Read more...]

Whistleblowers, deadly quackery, clinical trials, and more…

 

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Doctors attack alternative medicine: A group of doctors have called for their ruling body to ban doctors using their professional titles when offering alternative medicines such as homeopathy, acupuncture and the skin rejuvenation treatment mesotherapy.

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Legislation, bad advice, whistle-blowers, and more…

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Ad pre-approvals for therapeutics stay .. for now: A controversial TGA bill that would have seen advertising pre-approvals removed has been passed by the SenateThe Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017 was passed with an amendment, negotiated by the Labor … [Read more...]

Legislative failures, osteopathy, nutritional advice and more…

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Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017 passed by Senate: “…the Government sees no problems with medicines that claims to ‘soften hardness’, ‘tonifies kidney essence’, ‘open body orifices’, ‘replenish the gate of vitality’ and ‘moistens dryness in the triple burner’. ”

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Scientific literacy, missing evidence, diets, a new approach to cancer, and more…

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Scientific literacy low priority for CAM practitioners: “A draft industry skills forecast for the complementary health industry puts scientific literacy near the bottom of a list of ‘key generic skills – ranked in order of importance. Sciences, mathematics and scientific … [Read more...]

An invitation to fraud, cancer treatments, the benefits of exercise, and more

 

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An open invitation to health fraud: Friends of Science in Medicine and other stakeholders are concerned that the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 would remove pre-approval of advertisements for therapeutic goods in favour of self-regulation. The … [Read more...]

Legislation, health cover, pregnancy diets, and more…

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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...]

Health policy, anti-science, regulatory failure, and more..

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Media Release: Proposed bill fails to protect consumers from unproven medicines: Government legislation and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are supposed to protect Australians when they purchase medicines. Prominent health authorities are warning that the Federal Government is trying to … [Read more...]

Quackery, pseudoscience, scams, and more…

 

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Indian doctors fight against quackery: “There is already a massive problem of medical pseudoscience in India. This bill would legitimize all of it, give it regulatory and educational power, and set back the cause of science-based medicine in India … [Read more...]