TGA scoops 'dishonourable mention' in national quackery awards

The regulatory body's now-notorious list of complementary medicine indications was deemed worthy of recognition

The TGA’s controversial list of permissible clinical indications for complementary medicine, including ‘warming’ Yang, has received a dishonourable mention at the Bent Spoon awards for “enshrining pseudomedicine” in legislation.

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Every year, the Australian Skeptics — a loose coalition of anti-quackery groups — name the winner of the award for the “most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific or paranormal piffle”.

Although the TGA did not win, being outdone by holistic health YouTuber and podcaster Sarah Stevenson, the medicines