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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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Homeopaths are not Medical Experts

Homeopaths are not Medical Experts

14 April 2014 by John Underhay

The CBC recently aired a “National Check Up” health panel segment ostensibly to discuss the current state of medical research. The panel, led by Peter Mansbridge, consisted of  internal medicine specialist Dr. Ali Zentner; Dr. Danielle Martin from Women’s College Hospital in Toronto; and alternative medicine expert Bryce Wylde. Wylde is no stranger to those of […]

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Posted in Canada, Featured, Health, Medicinal Advertising6 Comments

More consequences of calling sugar pills “safe and effective”

More consequences of calling sugar pills “safe and effective”

24 May 2013 by Scott Gavura

Are sugar pills effective substitutes for vaccines? That’s what some are asking about Health Canada’s decision to approve 82 homeopathic “nosodes” which are sold by homeopaths as vaccine alternatives. Homeopathy is an elaborate placebo system of sugar pills. Of all alternative medicine, homeopathy is the most implausible of them all.  Based on the absurd notion […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health Policy, Skepticism, Vaccines5 Comments

Health Canada Sends in Helicopters and S.W.A.T. Teams to Clear Health Food Store Shelves of Life Saving Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements… Or Not

Health Canada Sends in Helicopters and S.W.A.T. Teams to Clear Health Food Store Shelves of Life Saving Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements… Or Not

15 January 2013 by Dianne Sousa

  Regular readers of Skeptic North will know that we have been consistently critical of Health Canada and how it regulates the natural health products industry in Canada. In short, we have argued that the regulation is far too permissive, consequently putting Canadians at unacceptable risk of harm. Unsurprisingly there are those that disagree. These folks […]

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A Tale of Alphagetti Credentials – Part 2: “Registered BioEnergetics Practitioners”

A Tale of Alphagetti Credentials – Part 2: “Registered BioEnergetics Practitioners”

19 September 2012 by Dianne Sousa

To read part one of this post, click here. Please take the time to do so; this post lacks critical background information that’s provided there. The information about “Registered Holistic Allergists” (R.h.A’s) and the purported allergy treatment they offered, “BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination” (BIE), that was presented in part one was gathered by me all within […]

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A Tale of Alphaghetti Credentials: “Registered Holistic Allergists” and “BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination”

A Tale of Alphaghetti Credentials: “Registered Holistic Allergists” and “BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination”

17 September 2012 by Dianne Sousa

About a year ago I decided to independently take on a group of alternative medicine practitioners who were marketing themselves as “Registered Holistic Allergists” and using the designation “R.h.A” in addition to other, equally dubious credentials such as “Registered Holistic Nutritionist” and “Naturopathic Doctor”. Today, there are no longer any “Registered Holistic Allergists”, though as […]

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claim that pharm killed 50000 people

Paging Health Canada – Part 3

10 September 2012 by Kim Hebert

Screenshot taken summer 2011 from here. For context, see Part 1 and Part 2. I have outlined some general issues with the alternative medicine industry, I have described Bell Lifestyle Products as an example of the apparent futility of Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Database registration, and I will now describe the complaints I submitted […]

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The Long List of Absurd – Health Canada Approved – Homeopathic Medicines

The Long List of Absurd – Health Canada Approved – Homeopathic Medicines

24 August 2012 by Dianne Sousa

Some time ago, our resident pharmacist asked the question “Is there anything the Natural Health Products Directorate won’t approve?” In that post there was a short list of some of the products Health Canada has allowed on the market, including homeopathic insulin and chloroform. Unfortunately, these products are not peculiarities.  I’ve made it a habit […]

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Wind Turbine Study – have your say

12 July 2012 by Marion Kilgour

When I worked in the small town of Chetwynd in northern BC, there was an ongoing conversation in the letters section of the local news about the health effects of wind turbines on a nearby ridge, and in town. I’ll admit that I haven’t been following the science much since then. The North American Platform […]

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Proven to be as effective as the leading homeopathic treatment.

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

08 July 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Want your own box of placebos, “proven to be as effective as the leading homeopathic treatment”? You can now get them on Etsy. Calgary psychics offer gifts to dubious police Calgary psychic Patricia Monna doesn’t understand why the police won’t accept […]

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