ebay, collagen, hesitancy, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Penalty over ‘anti-epidemic’ formula flogged on ebay:   “Public health physician, Dr Ken Harvey, who is the president of Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM), told the AJP that there is still more work to be done towards the regulation of … [Read more...]

Bunk, Delta, Egg Timers and more…

FSM News and Articles

Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration?: “Two recent decisions by the TGA have further reduced the confidence that health professionals and consumers have in the regulation of complementary medicines. The first was allowing complementary medicines as a reward … [Read more...]

Incentives, hype, resistance, and more…

FSM News and Articles

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...]

Unmasking, bias, hype, and more…

FSM News and Articles

How faulty PPE unmasked our health watchdog’s approvals process: “The TGA is meant to ensure that those who make and sell the vitamins, potions and herbal cures you can buy at pharmacies do not make wild, inaccurate and counter-scientific claims … [Read more...]

Fines, hangovers, safety, and more…

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TGA fines Chemist Warehouse: Several discount chemists were fined recently for advertising products that were deregistered from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – namely, weight loss pills ‘Fatblaster’ and ‘Fatblaster Clinical’. Current law dictates that a cancelled therapeutic good cannot … [Read more...]

Cricket, sabotage, triage, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Those in the public health arena are ‘going too far’: Immunologist and FSM co-founder Emeritus Professor John Dwyer criticises the decision to go ahead with the test match at the SCG, and is accused of ‘going too far’. 

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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

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

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...]