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Is there a viable alternative to scientific medicine?

Outrageous Claims about Bill C-51

Our site is about more than Bill C-51 – honest, it is – but the StopC51 mob keep making outrageous claims that just cry out to be deflated.  On Friday, Jon and I were contacted by Justin Trottier from CFI Ontario … Continue reading

15. June 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 2 comments

Natural Health Products (NHPs) and Bill C-51

Previous articles have looked at NHP regulation and NHP health claims.  The original intent of this series of articles was to question the credibility of Health Canada in legitimizing NHPs.  During the writing of the articles, Bill C-51 received first … Continue reading

07. June 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 1 comment

Natural Health Products (NHPs) and Health Claims

The previous background article on this subject looked in general at NHPs, at the regulatory approach for NHPs, and at Health Canada’s NHP Directorate.  The article proposed that Health Canada has attempted to establish a thoughtful regulatory framework in response … Continue reading

15. May 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 5 comments

A Letter to Denise Savoie, MP, about Bill C-51

Jon brought to my attention this morning a speech given by Denise Savoie, the NDP MP for Victoria, to the House of Commons on 1 May objecting to Bill C-51.  Below is a portion of her speech, followed by an … Continue reading

08. May 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 7 comments

Natural Health Product (NHP) Regulation in Canada

The recent controversy concerning Bill C-51 has drawn people’s attention to the concept of regulating NHPs.  Given the amount of commotion, you would think that NHP regulation is something new to Canada or that the government is acting suddenly and arbitrarily.  … Continue reading

07. May 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 4 comments

Bill C-51 – Jackboot Inspections, Big Pharma Intrigue, or Good Government

Great work by aDam for picking up on the ideological stance being adopted by some natural health product (NHP) advocates concerning Bill C-51.  The Health Minister’s 22 April 2008 speech on the Bill indicates the government’s desire to “gain the … Continue reading

04. May 2008 by barry
Categories: Alt. Med, Topics | 2 comments

Support Bill C-51

On April 8 the Health Minister, Tony Clement, introduced Bill C-51. Bill C-51’s intention is to reform the Canadian Food and Drug act to further regulate the selling of alternative medicines. It’s main effect is that it uses the broader … Continue reading

02. May 2008 by aDam
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The Danger of Vitamins

Many people take vitamin supplements believing that they are good for them. According to an icWales article: Researchers have found that people who take antioxidant supplements, including vitamins A and E, to try to keep diseases such as cancer at … Continue reading

18. April 2008 by Pat
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Fact-checking the Bisphenol-A (BPA) Story

Hat tip to Pat for starting the thread on BPA and to Jon for finding the detailed related Citizen article.  It is a great issue to track the progress of because the answer is not obvious, the science is evolving … Continue reading

23. February 2008 by barry
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BBC Horizon take the James Randi $1,000,000 challenge (Video)

30. January 2008 by Pat
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