Probiotics, dumb eye guards, gene therapy, and more…

FSM news and articles

A triumph of hype or self-care? Among over-the-counter products sold in pharmacies, which do not require a prescription, natural health products were the largest selling items in 2015–16 ($1.4 billion). Dr Harvey isn’t completely against all natural health products, pointing out … [Read more...]

Vaccines, cancer, vitamin vaping, and more

General

Talking to friends and family who share dodgy stories and health claims on social media: Best to fact-check yourself before you wreck yourself.

How should we handle complementary and alternative medicine? “[…] according to the World Health Organisation nearly 100 million Europeans use … [Read more...]

Consumer exploitation, masks, fluoridation, and more…

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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...]

Quackery, pseudoscience, scams, and more…

 

FSM Friends news & articles

Indian doctors fight against quackery: “There is already a massive problem of medical pseudoscience in India. This bill would legitimize all of it, give it regulatory and educational power, and set back the cause of science-based medicine in India … [Read more...]