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