Afternoon Edition – Wednesday House Call April 1, 2015 : The Quackery Edition

Afternoon Edition – Wednesday House Call  April 1, 2015

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss teh latest health stories of the week.

Today:

1) Citing GermanWings story. When and what is a doctor obligated to tell authorities about? For example, revoking drivers licenses (e.g. elderly drivers)? Applying for firearms? A gunshot wound? What MUST you share with authorities as a medical professional?
2) Andre Picard: “Today the Ontario Homeopathy Act comes into force. Sadly, this is not an April Fool’s joke. There is no scientific case for homeopathy. It is undiluted quackery.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/were-aiding-and-abetting-homeopathic-quackery/article23701139/
3) Kelly Egan on Physician Assistants:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-little-used-physician-assistants-an-answer-to-doctor-dollar-shortagehttp://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-little-used-physician-assistants-an-answer-to-doctor-dollar-shortage
4) Cold FX always worked for me! Was I misled?
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/cold-fx-users-were-misled-about-top-selling-cold-and-flu-remedy-lawsuit-alleges/

 

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