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Archives for May, 2009

Fake journals, false dichotomies

The news broke this weekend about the unholy alliance of Elsevier and Merck to publish a fake medical journal. You can read the details from the links at the bottom of this page. We all agree that creating deceptive, fake medical information is a “bad thing”. What worries me, however, is what the “other side”…

Fallout—welcome home, me!

I haven’t forgotten about you, gentle readers, but I just got back to town after a week of vacation and it turns out there was this “swine flu” thing going on while I was gone and now I have to explain to everyone in the world why they probably don’t have the flu and why…

Remember the Quack Miranda Warning? You know, the magic phrase that makes all the crappy and dangerous medical advice you’re about to give OK? Well, look what HuffPo’s doing: Author’s note: This swine flu story on alternative and complementary medicine is not meant to replace anything you hear from you doctor, the WHO or the…