Five years to bring Nurofen “specific” pain killer to heel
The Federal Court has found claims made by the manufacturer of Nurofen Specific Pain products are misleading … five years after they were first brought to public attention.
Chickenpox outbreak at “tolerant” Victorian school
As many as 25 per cent of students catch chickenpox at school where “a range of opinions are accommodated”, including non-vaccination
Uni study finds some TCM ingredients illegal or dangerous
Tests find some traditional Chinese medicines contain pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and endangered animals, including snow leopards
The psychic silly season is here!
More than 95 per cent of psychics’ New Year predictions are wrong.
TV doctor joins ASI committee
Dr Brad McKay of Embarrassing Bodies Down Under new committee member of Australian Skeptics Inc
Dead seer’s predictions promoted in News online
Here’s an embarrassing story from news.com.au, about a long-dead Bulgarian prophetess who appeared to have seen ISIS coming
NZ Bent Spoon to Pharmacy Council
The New Zealand Pharmacy Council has proposed changes to its code of ethics to allow the sale of unproven treatments
No Jab No Pay legislation passed
The Senate has given final approval to the no jab no pay legislation to make vaccination essential to receive some government family benefits.
Review on health fund rebate for alt med – too hard basket
A government review of a range of natural therapies has found that they lack evidence of clinical efficacy, but the amount of the rebate paid is not worth the effort of withdrawing it.
Dorey plugs anti-vax money raiser
Former Australian Vaccination Network president call for pledges to fight No Jab No Pay legislation in the High Court.