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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

March 17, 2011
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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

  Good discussion going on Brett Kinsler DCs blog about prescribing. Can someone please give me some figures that would suggest a majority of chiropractors or patients want prescribing to be included as part chiropractic care? Plan lets chiropractors prescribe drugs. Controversial bill advances in Legislature Published : Monday, 07 Mar 2011, 11:05 PM...

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Two Points of View on the inclusion of Prescribing into Chiropractic practice

February 22, 2011
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Two Points of View on the inclusion of Prescribing into Chiropractic practice

  I have never felt the need to prescribe meds, if I felt a patient needed meds I would refer them to a medical doctor. If the needed their sink unblocked I would send them to a plumber. Of the case for, I think John Triano has made it best however his argument that...

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Prescribing is not an exact science and the chiropractic profession should stay well away from it.

January 20, 2011
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Prescribing is not an exact science and the chiropractic profession should stay well away from it.

          From the daily Telegraph Millions taking statins ‘needlessly’ why it took the scientists so long to figure this out beats me. Up to 3 million people are taking statins needlessly, doctors warn today in a comprehensive study that suggests they are ineffective in many cases and could be doing...

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Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’

January 18, 2011
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Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’

  Must make it a bit easier presenting the argument to chiropractors who want to start prescribing From BBC NEWS: Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’ Legal aid cuts will make it impossible to challenge pharmaceutical companies in the courts, the BBC has been told. The Law Society fears the...

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In toto et summo

October 31, 2010
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In toto et summo

I had fun over the past few weeks. I have fun every week but these weeks had been particularly interesting. I had a few debates in Blogland and have (finally) come to understand that I am just going into repeat mode now. Same sceptics, making the same comments on the same sites. Ground Hog...

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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

September 15, 2010
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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

Study links Diclofenac to strokes By Alison Caldwell Updated Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:20pm AEST Video: Study links painkiller to strokes (7pm TV News NSW) There are calls today for one of Australia’s top-selling painkillers to be banned, after another study linked it to an increased chance of stroke in healthy people. Commonly sold...

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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

September 8, 2010
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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

  The article below was published in Pulse “MHRA under pressure to withdraw Rosiglitazone”.  and another article was published earlier in the week in the Independent newspaper This is another example of why “evidence” does not necessarily make something true and should be the principle guideline for scope of practice. It is also interesting...

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Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Votes to Affirm Chiropractic as a Drug-Free, Non-Surgical Approach to Health Care

August 25, 2010
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Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Votes to Affirm Chiropractic as a Drug-Free, Non-Surgical Approach to Health Care

    This from Chris Kents blog In light of the current movement by certain factions of the profession for prescriptive rights, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has recognized the need to take action.  At their most recent national board meeting, the CAA voted to affirm recognition of chiropractic as a drug-free, non-surgical...

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A bad week for mediparactors wishing to prescribe.

August 13, 2010
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A bad week for mediparactors wishing to prescribe.

Things have been so bad with the BCA/GCC alliance  lately, I may have lost sight of the bigger picture and why I would always choose a skilled adjustment before drugs and certainly drugs prescribed by a medipractor. Thanks to  the comment by “le saucisson chocolat” for getting me back on track.  Skeptic Andy Lewis...

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Bogus Claims and drug promotion

March 19, 2010
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Bogus Claims and drug promotion

Rupert Cornwell: The vast cost of drug promotion puts judgement in doubt Independent Friday, 19 March 2010 Links between the big drug companies and doctors have become increasingly controversial in the US, as the pharmaceutical industry showers physicians each year with billions of dollars in the shape of free samples, speaking fees and perks...

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