All Posts Tagged With "Advertising Standards Canada"

Skeptical Activism with Fishbarrel: A new tool for consumer protection

Skeptical Activism with Fishbarrel: A new tool for consumer protection

04 July 2013 by Scott Gavura

Being a science advocate and scientific skeptic can feel Sisyphean at times. The promoters of pseudoscience, whether it’s EMF crusaders, the anti-vaccination movement,  or alternative health purveyors appear indefatigable, and seem to outnumber the skeptics that challenge them. I follow a number of alternative medicine sites, out of professional and personal interest. It’s a quick […]

Read the full story

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism1 Comment

Navigating the Complaint Process of Advertising Standards Canada: An Account

Navigating the Complaint Process of Advertising Standards Canada: An Account

23 March 2012 by Dianne Sousa

  Visit the Advertising Standards Canada website and take a few minutes to read through the adjudicated consumer complaints for the last quarter of 2011. You’ll come across this curious report: What could this mysterious, overall-wellness promoting medical device be? I happen to know, because I’m the complainant in this case.  The report that appears on […]

Read the full story

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism7 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Health, Health Canada Approves..., Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism14 Comments