Friends Of Science In Medicine
Friends Of Science In Medicine is a group of mostly Australian medical professionals. It was formed at the end of 2011 out of concern about the increasing number of dubious interventions, not supported by credible scientific evidence, now on offer to Australians.
Of immediate concern to the group was the inclusion by a number of Australian universities (and other tertiary institutes) of ‘pseudosciences’ in their health science courses, in some cases preparing graduates to practice them.
They strongly support sound research to determine the effectiveness or otherwise of any biologically plausible areas of ‘alternative’ interventions. Friends Of Science In Medicine do not seek to prevent consumers from making informed choices about alternative interventions, but wish to see the public better informed and therefore protected from false claims.