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...]

Remnants, fat cats, conspiracies, and more…

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Why didn’t others get hotel coronavirus? Immunologist John Dwyer (and co-founder of Friends of Science in Medicine) offers an explanation for why infected quarantine hotel worked were fortunate enough to not infect other members of the community. “It’s possible these workers … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, advertising, cures, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Ad-Conned: A critical look at CASPer: “Admissions committees are being sold the idea of an objective tool that will increase the fairness of the admissions process – not the reality. There is nothing objective or fair about a computerized … [Read more...]

Superspreaders, radiation, and resignation…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Superspreading events: “It is fairly clear that one of the most effective methods for minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is to limit large gatherings. This one step can prevent superspreader events, which can reduce the spread of the … [Read more...]

Advertising, magic, bent spoons, and more…

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Complementary medicines advertising policy – Part I – unethical conduct in the Australian market before July 2018: “Numerous complementary medicines (and medical devices) that were extensively advertised failed to meet real health needs, diverted consumers from more evidence-based treatment and … [Read more...]

Russia, advertising, infodemics, and more…

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Russian government’s vaccine claims spark safety concerns from experts “We have every reason to believe that they fudged the figures.” Hear FSM’s founder Prof John Dwyer discuss his doubts about Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine in a 2GB interview.

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Potential harm, actual nonsense, riot-acts, and more…

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harmProfessor Geraldine Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. … [Read more...]

Activewear, pangolins, repurposing, and more…

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration must do better: “Almost 2 years after complaints about numerous hangover products were submitted to the TGA they have finally published one outcome. The TGA agreed there was insufficient evidence to support claims related to hangover relief.”… [Read more...]

Trials, bleach, superspreaders, and more…

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Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst: Edzard Ernst’s new book addresses commonly held beliefs about ‘so-called complementary medicines (SCAM)’, and can act as a useful guide to making better healthcare choices and improving your critical … [Read more...]