Our patients will soon see plenty of post-truth claims on their pill bottles

Prepare for alternative pills with alternative facts, writes Dr Justin Coleman.

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