Grapefruit, Amazon, New Zealand, and more…

FSM News and Articles

How the “Don’t take this medication with grapefruit juice” warning originated: “Grapefruit eater/drinker? Check your medications! Several dozen drugs have subsequently been shown to be potentially affected by grapefruit. David Bailey died last month at age 77. If you ever receive … [Read more...]

Angst, quackery, detox, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

The Five Stages Of Anti-Vax Angst: Trying to deal with anti-vaxxers can be extremely taxing. So here we have the: THE FIVE STAGES OF ANTI-VAX ANGST (The author thinks US President Joe Biden has reached stage 3):
Stage 1: Disbelief [Read more...]

Complaints, uselessness, rejuvenation, and more…

FSM News and Articles

TGA fails to protect against shonky weight-loss products: “It is ridiculous to have a system that doesn’t assess whether these products work or not, and relies purely on complaints.”

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

COVID-19 and children – more useless comparisons: [Read more...]

Obfuscation, clots, ventilators, and more…

FSM News and Articles

‘A classic case of TGA Bureaucratic obfuscation’ – Harvey: “In 2021 the TGA has focused on COVID-19 and medical cannabis complaints and, apart from token efforts, they have neglected the far more common advertising violations of complementary medicines…. They consistently … [Read more...]

Wheat germ, approvals, anti-maskers, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Avemar – wheat germ for cancer: FSM is featured in Science Based Medicine!!! ‘Avemar’ is a food product that takes advantage of cancer patients through predatory marketing and a number of unsupported claims. One would expect that the public would be … [Read more...]

Loopholes, risks, deception, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Hawthorn medical institute faces scrutiny over clinical trials: Loophole exposed in Australia’s Clinical Trial Regulations. As discussed in a previous post, the National Institute of Integrative Medicine have been offering and conducting unaccredited cancer tests – for a fee to … [Read more...]

Confidence, vaccines, variants, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration? There are only two TGA checks on the regulation of listed products: a small number of post-marketing surveillance reviews [1.6% of market] and the advertising complaint system. Of reviewed products 75% are … [Read more...]

Responsibilities, good-byes, side-effects, and more…

FSM News and Articles

A moral responsibility to get Australians home: Friend of Science in Medicine, Prof. John Dwyer discusses the ban on travel from India, approaches that could help Australians come home, and the technical/logistical challenges that would need to be met. “The … [Read more...]

Fines, hangovers, safety, and more…

FSM News and Articles

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...]