Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – NO To Homeopathy Vaccine Claims

Sure enough, it’s just hit the news:

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has forced a homeopathy website to remove allegations that the whooping cough vaccine is dangerous and ineffective. The consumer watchdog accused Homeopathy Plus! of making misleading and deceptive statements that could lead to serious health risks for consumers.

…The “alternative medicine” industry has been a regular target of the Australian health sector — in March 2012, the Medical Journal of Australia published a paper calling on universities to be more stringent about the kinds of medicinal courses they offer.

The call on Universities was a focus of an interview on the Token Skeptic podcast, Episode One Hundred And Six – On Friends Of Science In Medicine – Interview With Dr Rob Morrison

You can check out short article on Lifehackers, with other news outlets to follow, I’m sure.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.


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