Calls to revamp chiro board over misleading ads

There are calls to overhaul the Chiropractic Board of Australia following claims it is failing to rein in renegades over misleading and dangerous web advertisements.

A leading anti-quackery campaigner said the board is a "toothless tiger" that was not stopping rogue elements of the profession spruiking services not backed by science and which could put the public at risk.

Dr Ken Harvey (pictured), adjunct associate professor in the department of epidemiology and preventive medicine at Monash University, also said the board had failed to act on his complaints about 10 websites, which he alleged