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show on science, pseudoscience, and the ethics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (principles current, numbers outdated, see other slide shows for current numbers)

Can’t afford to ignore corruption
Slide show from Dr Wally Smith

*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

Pseudoevidence-Based Medicine – The New Threat to Evidence-Based Medicine
Slide show from Dr Wally Smith

*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 (including coronary calcium CTs and screening for lung cancer) 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

Television/Video:

*Science and Society: Illuminating the new Dark Age. Conversations with Dr. Don (cable television program, April, 2017). Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjxgqucWmSA (first 15 minutes general discussion, topic covered 15 minutes onward). Covers the nature of the scientific enterprise, how governments and religion have responded to science throughout history, how science is and should be taught, the role of corporations in subverting science, the Trump administration’s war on science, and what scientists/journalists/citizens should be doing.

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

Science Protection Project (Union of Concerned Scientists): http://www.ucsusa.org/center-science-and-democracy/promoting-scientific-integrity/ucs-science-protection-project#.WbGUIdGQyUk

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