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While I lack the intestinal fortitude of my colleague, Orac, who actively seeks out the most impressive examples of pseudoscience and quackery, examples come to me without even looking for them. This week’s case is in the form of a book announcement press release from a Denver-based “practitioner” who specializes in cosmetic acupuncture. Yes, the…

Yet another hat tip this morning to anjou, a regular reader, commenter, and human RSS feed on all things cancer and alternative medicine (not to mention turning me on to Vanessa Hidary, the “Hebrew Mamita” spoken-word artist). Last night anjou brought to me a superb AP Impact article, Alternative medicine goes mainstream, from medical writer…

Acupuncturist FAIL

A recent business sojourn to Key West, FL, gave your intrepid blogger (who still has yet to set up his own CafePress swag shop) an opportunity to revisit a story we first discussed in February of an acupuncturist being arrested on three felony charges for obtaining controlled substances by forgery. Commenter ebohlman noted at the…

I could write a post every other week, at minimum, on dietary supplements adulterated with prescription drugs – against federal law, but easy to do with bulk pharmaceuticals available from overseas and no independent product purity oversight. But here’s a new one from the Key West Citizen: Acupuncturist arrested An acupuncturist who operates a business…