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Write Canadian MPs to bring Clinical Trial Transparency to Canada

Write Canadian MPs to bring Clinical Trial Transparency to Canada

24 May 2014 by Gem Newman

The fine folks at AllTrials have an important reminder for Canadians who are concerned about clinical trial transparency, and it’s time-sensitive! We have just heard that we have a chance to improve clinical trial transparency in Canada. Bill C-17 or “Vanessa’s Law” is being considered this Tuesday and there’s a chance to get clinical trial […]

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Health Canada – It’s Far Past Time to Put a Stop to the NHPD Farce

Health Canada – It’s Far Past Time to Put a Stop to the NHPD Farce

09 April 2014 by Kim Hebert

Another foreign government report has been released concluding that homeopathy is worthless. The UK government [pdf] concluded that homeopathy was no better than placebo. The Swiss even threw them a bone and lowered the standard of evidence for the review and came to the same conclusion. Now the Australian government [pdf] has completed its review […]

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NHP Licensing by Health Canada Ignores Reality

NHP Licensing by Health Canada Ignores Reality

10 September 2013 by Michael Kruse

The debate over the licensing of dubious products by Health Canada heated up over the weekend this week with an article published in the Toronto Star on Friday.  The article, by NYU med student Nathan Kunzler and NYU medical ethics professor Dr. Arther Caplan, suggests that Health Canada’s continued approval of bogus homeopathic “nosodes” may […]

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Prostate Cancer: Canadian Scientiferousness & Skeptical Action

Prostate Cancer: Canadian Scientiferousness & Skeptical Action

28 March 2011 by Erik Davis

Last year, I took a look at a product called ProstaCaid, which bills itself as “a comprehensive prostate formula that targets prostate cancer and promotes healthy prostate cells.”  The product caught my eye after its creator tweeted about “Research on new prostate formula that naturally combats #prostatecancer!” but when I checked the data it came […]

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Health Canada Approves…for November 3rd

Health Canada Approves…for November 3rd

03 November 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. I took a brief hiatus last week to finish up my series on magical thinking, but am back in the saddle and ready to discuss the results from our latest poll: A not-quite-filibuster-proof […]

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Health Canada Approves…for October 20th

Health Canada Approves…for October 20th

20 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. I guess I wasn’t fooling anyone.  Fact is, I had eaten some particularly delicious toro the night before and thought, “now this should be […]

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Health Canada Approves…for October 13th

Health Canada Approves…for October 13th

13 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. It was a dead heat this week, with the fictional Bhagavad Vitae losing out to Kripps Heal-All — Natural Health Product Number 80001502 — […]

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Health Canada Approves… for October 6th

Health Canada Approves… for October 6th

06 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. As the saying goes, you can’t make an anti-depressant out of a hound’s ear.  Well, maybe that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 29th

Health Canada Approves… for September 29th

29 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Sorry folks, while there are many anti-oxidants in the NHPD database, Photosyn 12 is not one of them.  To be honest, I’m not even […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

22 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Buzzardskill 22 was the clear favourite this week, but alas, it is no testament to ancient Anishinaabe wisdom.  The actual approved product is Plumbum […]

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