Remedies under review
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.