Tag Archives: overtreatment

La Trobe Uni climbs into bed with Swisse; Prof Harvey climbs out.

If Victoria’s La Trobe University was in any doubt that accepting $15 million from vitamin manufacturer Swisse Wellness would cause controversy, yesterday’s resignation of Ken Harvey, the University’s most prominent public health academic, clarified the issue. The $30 million Complementary Medicines … Continue reading

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Statins and sat fats: a sceptic’s look at ABC’s Catalyst programs

My article below was published this week at both The Conversation and in Australian Doctor. I figured I’d get in third. On the past two Thursdays, the ABC’s Catalyst program set off a chain reaction of protest from sections of the medical … Continue reading

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Over-testing and overdiagnosis: the podcast

You have read my name. You have glanced at my photo. But now you have the chance to hear my voice, you lucky thing. Dr Casey Parker is a doctor based in Broome, in Australia’s deserted remote north west corner, but he is brilliant … Continue reading

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The Naked Doctor is IN

Even useful things can be overused. Sometimes in medicine, ‘doing nothing’ is the best option. Justin has had a career-long interest in the pitfalls of over diagnosis and over treatment. He has started a new blog hosted on the Croakey website. Titled the … Continue reading

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