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Complementary and Ecological Medicine

On 31 October, 2002, the Minister for Health in the New South Wales Government (Australia) held a press conference to announce the formation of a committee to review some of the more objectionable aspects of "alternative" medicine. You can read the press release about this here. (One of the triggers for this action by the Minister was some work done by members of the Australian Skeptics which exposed the fraud of homeopathic vaccines against meningococcal disease.)

Nobody thought that the purveyors of quackery would accept this without saying anything. The first one seemed to be Pauline Rose of Complementary and Ecological Medicine (someone with an obvious vested interest in the continued promotion of health fraud), and you can read what she had to say here.


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