Opinion: Prepare for a plethora of post-truth pill bottles

The TGA's controversial indications show we have our work cut out for us, writes Dr Justin Coleman

OPINION


Being a medical sceptic is a hard gig, these days. Our negativity cops bad press; we lack the faith of traditional healers, the chutzpah of health bloggers and perhaps even the imagination of Donald Trump.

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Lift the carpet to scrutinise the evidence for surgical procedures or pharmaceuticals, and detractors will point out that at least Western medicine eventually responds to scrutiny – so how about first sweeping out the badlands of alternative medical practices?

But, take a broom to the dust

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