False Balance, Fruit Juice, Over-hyped claims and more…

FSM Friends News and Articles

False balance on vaccines in Portland, courtesy of KATU and Genevieve Reaume: “When it comes to conspiracy theory-based movements like the antivax movement, facts don’t matter, and presenting antivaccine pseudoscience side-by-side with science does falsely elevate the pseudoscience, no matter … [Read more...]

Media Release: Australia gets immunised against pseudoscience

The government’s decision to withdraw financial support for a host of ‘natural’ therapies has been greeted with acclaim by one of the nation’s foremost bodies arguing for an end to government-sponsored pseudoscience.

Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) has campaigned for seven years for the government to stop subsidising supposed health … [Read more...]

Consumer exploitation, masks, fluoridation, and more…

FSM news & articles

Supplements exploit consumer ignorance: “For all the hopeful reassurances that pharmacists might have a role in helping consumers evaluate the worth of complementary medicines, its value is completely overshadowed by incessant in-store, online and catalogue promotion of remedies, supplements and concepts … [Read more...]