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...]

Ceasing, desisting, seizures, and more…

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Discount pharmacy chains handed cease and desist notices: “There is absolutely not a jot of evidence to support [homeopathy] and plenty of evidence to support the thinking that it’s an incredible waste of money and just essentially expensive water,” she … [Read more...]

Magic, herds, corrosion, and more…

James Randi

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James Randi – Magician and sceptic dies aged 92:  A sad loss. Amazing audiences with his feats of escapology and sleight of hand, Randi had no time for so-called psychics and faith healers, exposing numerous fraudsters with his … [Read more...]

Hay fever, misinformation, pharmacists, and more…

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HPV vaccine effectiveness – 14 year follow-up of women, all good news: Yet more evidence that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective. Yes, that’s right. They DO check these things.

General

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) [Read more...]

Potential harm, actual nonsense, riot-acts, and more…

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harmProfessor Geraldine Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. … [Read more...]

COVID-19 tests, questions, myths, and more…

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Watch what you’re saying:  “A statement from AHPRA issued on the Pharmacy Board website said: ‘While the vast majority of health practitioners are responding professionally to the COVID-19 emergency and focusing on providing safe care, AHPRA and National Boards are seeing … [Read more...]

Infusions, hand-washing, baboons, and more…

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IV Infusions under fire: With the number of people who hate and avoid any kind of needles, I am surprised this is even a thing. IV infusion of liquids and vitamins at a clinic – or perhaps in your very … [Read more...]

Inadequacy, inappropriateness, infodemics, and more…

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JOHN DWYER – The opioid crisis should focus attention on the inadequacy of Primary Care in Australia: “Some three millions of us live with daily severe pain. Arthritis, back injuries, headaches, nerve damage and even psychologically induced pain are some … [Read more...]

Pharmacy friction, trust, measles, and more…

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What do consumers think about homeopathic remedies? “Homeopathy is a good example of the friction between the profession of pharmacy, and the business of pharmacy. Pharmacists are health care professionals, but pharmacies sell lots of nonsense that isn’t evidence based … [Read more...]