Tag Archives: Medicine

Spain declares war on alternative medicine, plans ban from health centres

The Spanish government has declared war on alternative medicine like acupuncture or homeopathy, announcing it plans to eliminate from health centres what it considers a “health risk”. The plan, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of these practices “when they are used as an alternative or a… Read More »

Medicine and ethics: Will we learn to take research scandals seriously?

  Last June, Star Tribune reporters uncovered yet another medical research scandal in Minneapolis. This time it was Hennepin Healthcare. At the direction of researchers in the Department of Emergency Medicine, paramedics were testing a risky anesthetic called ketamine on agitated patients without their consent. As many as 47 percent of the patients forcibly injected… Read More »