Still on the fringe?

IT’S BEEN three years since the lobby group Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) burst onto the Australian scene with a rallying cry against the teaching of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in universities and the growth of what it called “pseudoscience”.

The group, which at that time included around 450 scientists, doctors and organisations, lobbied university vice-chancellors and deans of science across Australia. Their targets were health science courses that included traditional Chinese medicine,