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Professional Resources: Health Quackery

American Council on Science and Health, Inc. (ACSH)

Presents balanced, scientifically sound analyses of current health topics. Composed of a board of 350 physicians, scientists and policy advisors—experts in a wide variety of fields. Produces a wide range of publications including peer-reviewed reports on important health and environmental topics and HealthFactsAndFears.com.

National Council Against Health Fraud

Nonprofit, tax-exempt voluntary health agency that focuses on health fraud, misinformation, and quackery. Its members are health professionals, educators, researchers, attorneys, and other concerned citizens. Contains hundreds of articles that can help people evaluate health claims.


Nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett.

About.com Health/Medical Urban Legends

Feature articles, FAQs and basic information about health/medical urban legends from About.com website.