Four Corners story sparks controversy and conversation

What members of the Twitterati had to say about the #4corners story on CMs

Pharmacists respond…

Surprisingly it was hospital pharmacists who raised the loudest cry against non-evidence-based complementary medicines, pointing to their lack of involvement in working with CMs.

Doctors & scientists speak up

Consumers share their thoughts

Consumer comments ran the gamut, from vitamin skeptics to those who thought the Four Corners story was biased or a “beat up”.

Pharmacist organisations

And of course, Chemist Warehouse and its comments were discussed…

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  1. Debbie Rigby

    Falling dispensary margins is no justification for selling non-evidence
    based CMs. Neither is selling ‘what the consumer wants’. We are health
    professionals first, and retailers second. Fix the problem, don’t
    compromise the reputation of all pharmacists by recommending and selling
    products lacking evidence or with evidence of no benefit.

  2. Michael Post

    A medical doctor stating that he/she
    ” supplies what the patient wants …. within reason” on national TV would be a career ending statement.

    • Amandarose

      They do it all the time. Antibiotics and OxyContin to name the most obvious.

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