“Regulatory bodies should not be hiding behind CAM policies” Interview with Dr. Philippe Chouinard

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It was an honour to speak with Dr. Philippe Chouinard. Dr. Chouinard has worked to stop big online retailers from listing products such as MMS (autism “bleach cure”) and challenged the normalization of marketing pseudoscience within the professional organizations to which he belongs.

We talked about Canada’s need for regulatory reform on complementary/alternative medicine (CAM). As Dr. Chouinard put it: “Regulatory bodies should be adhering to evidence-based standards, not hiding behind CAM policies.” This episode was cut a bit short, so it ends with some of my own thoughts about proxy consent and CAM.

Listen at the audio link below –or on Stitcher here , or iTunes here

Read the transcript (below audio file)


Transcript, by Julie Ann Lee: Transcript_Chouinard_Noncompliant

Bio
Dr. Philippe Chouinard is a family physician based out of Moncton New Brunswick. He has been involved in a developmental paediatrics practice with a specialization in ADHD & autistic populations since 2010. His work has led him to take a strong stance against pseudoscience marketing to physicians and health misinformation on social media.

Links
Health Canada’s Health Product Complaint Form
Physicians’ Guide to Autism Pseudoscience, by A4A