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The Society for Science-Based Medicine
A Society for a community of like-minded individuals, both in and out of health care, who support Science-Based Medicine.
People should not suffer, die and lose hope, time and money due to pseudo-medicine.
The mission of the Society for Science-Based Medicine includes, but is not limited to,
Educating consumers, professionals, business people, legislators, law enforcement personnel, organizations and agencies about Science-Based Medicine.
Providing resources and information for information concerning all aspects of Science-Based Medicine. Providing a central resource for communication between individuals and organizations concerned about Science-Based Medicine.
Supporting sound consumer health laws for the practice of Science-Based Medicine and opposing legislation that undermines Science-Based Medicine.
Encouraging and aiding legal actions in support of the practice of Science-Based Medicine.
Science-Based Medicine needs organization, people and funding.
To see what organization and funding can provide, visit the
Naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists are organized, funded and increasingly licensed by the State.
The anti-vaccine groups have the organization and funding to
For Science-Based Medicine we have virtually nothing. Those who are proponents of Science-Based Medicine are few in numbers, poorly funded and lack organization. It could be argued that we have breadth and depth of the medical-industrial complex behind us, and at some level we do.
Testimonials are the heart and soul of pseudo-medical treatments. Since they are not based in reality, pseudo-medicines always fail when examined by well designed clinical trials. But that doesn’t matter since there are always glowing testimonials as to the benefits of the pseudo-medicine. Every pseudo-medical web site has its testimonial page and a single testimonial will always be more highly regarded than the best clinical trial in the NEJM.
Who are you going to believe, a patient with a compelling story of illness and recovery or some know-it-all white coat smarty pants doctor? The patient of course.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a dietary supplement industry trade group, is in a tought spot. On the one hand, it must aggresively promote the appearance of being sincerely concerned about consumer protection. On the other hand, it must agresssively work to prevent any meaningful regulation that would protect consumers.
In a just-issued
"CRN's searchable compilation indicates that the weight loss category generated the highest settlement costs at $438.4 million, with immunity claims next in line with settlements of $47.2 million and impermissible cancer claims at a distant, but relevant, third place, with claims settlements of $5 million. Said Mr. [Steve] Mister [CRN President & CEO], "We're now also starting to see enforcement trends in anti-aging claims and claims addressing diabetes. The data illustrates how active FTC has been in recent years and should be a warning to all companies that the agency will move aggressively to remove claims that it believes mislead consumers."
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