"A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion." - Dr. Steven Novella of The New England Skeptics and The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast.

[NHPB] Question 12

Do you believe that the regulator should conduct audits to assess compliance with the requirement that sponsors hold evidence to support natural health product claims?

[NHPB] Question 10

Do you think there should be a list of prohibited ingredients, as well as a list of permitted ingredients?

[NHPB] Question 8

Are there other situations in which it should be permissible to supply natural health products without a product approval?

[NHPB] Question 7

Should an exemption from product approval apply to any particular types of natural health products (for example, certain homoeopathic preparations or aromatherapy products)? If so, please specify which types of products and indicate why you consider an exemption should apply.

[NHPB] Question 6

Do you agree with the proposed self-certification scheme for product approval? If not, what would you like to see instead?

[NHPB] Question 1

Do you support the proposed scope, purpose and principles for natural health product legislation? If not, what other suggestions do you have?

[NHPB] "Interest in this topic"

In the contact details at the top of the submission there is a field for explaining the interest in the topic that is held by the submitter. If we can prefill this that would help with the petition.

Natural Health Products Bill submission

The following is the submission put together by the NZ Skeptics in the Pub and other interested parties. This submission is being prepared as a group effort and it is expected that the submission will be delivered via e-mail by individuals or by us on behalf of those that sign on to an on-line petition.

If you would like to participate in the development of the submission please read this; http://skepticsinthepub.net.nz/forum/natural-health-products-bill-submis...

Natural Health Products Bill submission

Last night at The Hop...

Last night at The Hop Colin drew our attention to "The Development of a Natural Health Products Bill: Consultation Paper". While looking over this and between bouts of laughing and expressions of contempt it was decided that we really needed to reply to this proposed bill.

BOOBQUAKE: what was the fallout?

So, last Monday there was a Boobquake.

"What the frak is that?" I hear some of you say.

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