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

 

FSM news & articles

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...]

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

FSM news & articles

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...]

Christmas allergies, political interference, preventable deaths, and more…

 

FSM Friends news & articles

Science-based satire: alternative medical adverse events on the rise: If energy healing were real, can you imagine trying to fill in the insurance forms following an inevitable accident? What would be the training to be able to ensure that … [Read more...]

Chiropractic, fake drugs, quackademia, and more…

 

FSM news & articles

Chiropractors – all they’re cracked up to be?: FSM founder Dr Marcello Costa being interviewed about chiropractic on the “Science Vs” podcast. Dr Costa’s section starts from 19:50, but I recommend the whole podcast. It gives a good discussion … [Read more...]

Regulatory failures, unproven stem cell therapy, supplements, and more…

 

FSM news & articles:

The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud: A call to action from Professor John Dwyer AO, for emergency physicians to promote evidence based medicine and protect consumers from dodgy therapies.

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement [Read more...]

Dangers of alternative therapies, successful prosecutions, asthma and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Death by “Slapping Therapy” – The role of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, and others, in this tragedy: In 2015. a 6 year old boy died in Sydney after he was subjected to “slapping therapy” to cure his diabetes … [Read more...]

Cancer, quackery, placebos, neck manipulation, and more

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

Cancer, vitamin supplements, and unexpected consequences: Not only do B-vitamin supplements not protect you from lung cancer, they may significantly raise your risk of cancer.

Naturopathic Cancer Quackery: Naturopaths treat cancer with an array of implausible concoctions … [Read more...]

Acupuncture, homeopathy, ‘Quackademia”, viruses, cancer, and more

 

FSM news & articles:

Comment on the (FDA) Notice: Draft Revisions to the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids; Availability; “Recommendations by the FDA (US) impact all countries.  FSM appreciates that it is appropriate for the FDA to recommend … [Read more...]