Bunk, Delta, Egg Timers and more…

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Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration?: “Two recent decisions by the TGA have further reduced the confidence that health professionals and consumers have in the regulation of complementary medicines. The first was allowing complementary medicines as a reward … [Read more...]

Confidence, vaccines, variants, and more…

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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...]

Incentives, hype, resistance, and more…

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COVID-19 vaccine incentives – Australian doctors now allowed to offer cash, prizes and alternative medicines: In a perplexing move, new rules allow doctors and pharmacists to offer complementary medicines – including homeopathy, naturopathy, and ‘immune boosting vitamins’ – as incentives to … [Read more...]

Death threats, inequality, overdosing, and more…

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I’ve received death threats. I’ve been sued. I’ve been lied about. Here’s why I’m committed to debunking misinformation: “A recent study found that the public likes seeing online corrections of misinformation, broadly endorses the practice and sees it as a … [Read more...]

Unmasking, bias, hype, and more…

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How faulty PPE unmasked our health watchdog’s approvals process: “The TGA is meant to ensure that those who make and sell the vitamins, potions and herbal cures you can buy at pharmacies do not make wild, inaccurate and counter-scientific claims … [Read more...]

Long COVID, shedding, concussion, and more…

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Long COVID: “This is not a small problem. It is important to include long COVID when we consider the toll of this pandemic. Much reporting focuses on the death toll, which of course is the worst outcome, but when considering … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Clots, theatrics, feet, and more…

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Explaining the AstraZeneca blood clots: what are our risks and how do we proceed? FSM’s John Dwyer explains blood clots and the AZ vaccine – and the best way forward for Australia.

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Catgut Acupuncture: “Acupuncture is … [Read more...]

Roll-outs, clots, herds, and more…

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Australia’s vaccine roll-out setbacks take shine off its COVID-19 success: “Unfortunately, Australia’s slow and problematic vaccine roll-out has somewhat taken the shine off our enviable reputation for managing COVID-19.”

Explaining the AstraZeneca blood clots – what are our risks and how [Read more...]