Reme­dies un­der re­view

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

AUS­TRALIAN phar­ma­cists have been called out for in­clud­ing ‘‘ quack’’ health care prod­ucts on their shelves. A CHOICE re­view of items sold through phar­ma­cies has un­cov­ered prod­ucts that have pur­ported health ben­e­fits but ‘‘ no cred­i­ble ev­i­dence that they work’’. These in­cluded ear can­dles, her­bal weight loss reme­dies and plas­tic bracelets with a holo­gram sticker which claim to im­prove bal­ance, mus­cle strength while al­le­vi­at­ing jet lag and mo­tion sick­ness. CHOICE also raised concern about homeopa­thy reme­dies.

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