Respectful Insolence

Flea is instructed by Autism Speaks

Flea has a rather amusing response to a letter about GI symptoms in autistic children that left him scratching his head…

Don’t feel insulted, Flea; occasionally, we get mass mailings from cancer advocacy groups or–much more annoying to me and unfortunately much more frequent–pharmaceutical companies that sound as though they’re telling us how to treat various cancers.

Comments

  1. #1 JMG3Y
    March 7, 2007

    Thread hijack, but a relevant one with respect to “woo”:

    8756 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices
    http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-3259.pdf

    Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug
    Administration; Availability

    ACTION: Notice.
    SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for
    industry entitled ”Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.” In recent years, the practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has
    increased in the United States, and we have seen increased confusion as to whether certain products used in CAM are subject to regulation under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) or Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). We have also seen an increase in the number of CAM products imported into the United States. Therefore, the draft guidance discusses when a CAM product is subject to the act or the PHS Act. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the draft guidance by April 30, 2007.

    My apologies if this was already spotted and posted here.