Public Health and Social Jusitce

Science and Pseudoscience, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

science.jpgArticles and slide shows

Slideshows:

CAM – Science and Pseudoscience
Slide show on science, pseudoscience, and the ethics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (principles current, numbers outdated, see other slide shows for current numbers)

*Confronting Pseudoscience and Threats from a Corporate Front Group – The American Council on Science and Health
Exposé of the American Council on Science and Health – based in part on articles below

*Pseudoscience, Greenwash and Scientific Ignorance
Slide show covering corporate greenwash, pseudoscience, and scientific ignorance

*Scans, Scams, and Unnecessary Testing in Medicine
Slide show covering direct-to-consumer marketing of unnecessary (and potentially harmful) screening tests. Slide show also reviews benefits and risks of CT scans and examines health care fraud

Articles:

*Combating corporate control of public health – Z Magazine
Article examining corporate control of public health, education, the media, legislators, etc., including examples and solutions

Corporate Front Groups & Abuse of Science – ACSH – Z Mag
Article describing corporate front groups and the abuse of science, focusing on the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)

*Corporate Front Groups & Abuse of Science – ACSH – Z Mag with background and references
Z Magazine article describing corporate front groups and the abuse of science, focusing on the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), with background and references

EPA library closures – LO Review 5-07.doc
Editorial re closing of EPA libraries by Bush administration

EPA Library Closures – Oregonian 12-06.doc
Editorial re closing of EPA libraries by Bush administration

*Historical Perspectives on Scientific Research – Adv Hlth Sci Educ
Article covering ticle on historical and literary perspectives on scientific research

External Links:

Center for Science in the Public Interest: http://www.cspinet.org/

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry: http://www.csicop.org/

James Randi Educational Foundation: http://www.randi.org/

Political Interference in Science Database (Union of Concerned Scientists): http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/abuses_of_science/a-to-z-guide-to-political.html

Scientists for Global Responsibility: http://www.sgr.org.uk/index.html