Incentives, hype, resistance, and more…

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COVID-19 vaccine incentives – Australian doctors now allowed to offer cash, prizes and alternative medicines: In a perplexing move, new rules allow doctors and pharmacists to offer complementary medicines – including homeopathy, naturopathy, and ‘immune boosting vitamins’ – as incentives to … [Read more...]

Shelving, crowdfunding, scurvy, and more…

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Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The medical board of Australia have 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 to … [Read more...]

Tennis, cricket, accreditation, and more…

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 ‘Madness’ – Immunologist criticises ‘premature’ call the Australian Open: An immunologist has criticised the decision to hold the Australian Open in Melbourne amidst the coronavirus pandemic. More than 70 players are in hard lockdown in Melbourne quarantine hotels after another four … [Read more...]

Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst

Don’t believe what you think
by Edzard Ernst

(UK, Imprint Academic, published 2020, Edition 1, 261 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1788360081)

It would be a rare individual who could claim they have never held an irrational belief. When it comes to ‘So-Called Alternative Medicine’ (SCAM), we live in a world … [Read more...]

Spreading coronavirus, scams, panics, and more…

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Public health experts back stronger lockdowns to combat coronavirus: FSM co-founder Professor John Dwyer, an immunologist and Emeritus Professor of Medicine UNSW, said Australia should now avoid any incremental measures that would be “too little too late. If we don’t, we … [Read more...]

Pandemics, vaccines, pseudoscience and more…

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Aussie doctor pushes for free flu vaccine:  “UNSW immunologist [and FSM Co-founder] Professor John Dwyer tells Ben Fordham we will need to take strict measures when it comes to public transport and that the flu vaccine should be made free this … [Read more...]

Professor Jon Wardle responds to FSM statement regarding his appointment to SCU

Professor Jon Wardle (SCU)

On 11th March, FSM released a statement concerning the appointment of Professor Jon Wardle to the Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University (SCU) at Lismore. Here we provide Professor Wardle’s response to our statement.

Response from Professor

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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...]

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...]