Complementary medicine under attack


For those of you who saw the 'Four Corner's' program last night:

'A group of scientists and doctors who call themselves the “Friends of Science in Medicine” (FSM) are relaunching an attack on complementary medicine. During last week, there was a segment on Channel 9 News in Australia suggesting pharmacies are receiving kickbacks from complementary medicine companies for selling their supplements.

The Monday 13th edition of Four Corners on the ABC will present an exposé on Australian complementary medical companies and services. This will be a damning segment presenting complementary medicine in a very bad light. We will hear the usual nonsense from conservative scientists and doctors, who do not work in the area, nor have any understanding or desire to learn how complementary medicines actually work and the real, evidence-base behind a variety of different therapies.

We will hear all the usual claims from these conservative clones (or possibly clowns) suggesting there is no evidence for the benefits of supplementation; “if you follow a standard diet, you are obtaining all of the micronutrients necessary without supplementation, and that complementary medicine is useless or in some cases may even cause harm.” There is always the demeaning comments that all vitamins do is give you expensive urine, and that they are recommended by charlatans.'

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