Imagine my disappointment when I picked up a copy, only to find that it was in fact a story about actual fake drugs, thought to be made by a fraudster named Kevin Xu, and sold to NHS procurement via a French wholesaler. I didn't know what to be more outraged by - the potential loss of life and limb as a direct result of this underhand dealing, or the shocking waste of a headline that could so easily have been put to better use on a story about NHS homeopathy-woo.
Still, at least someone out there's bothered about how the government's dealing with pseudoscientific nonsense. In what has to rank as one of the best posts I've seen on the subject, Dr*T has written a letter to Mr Ben Bradshaw MP, minister in charge of OFQUACK - err, I mean the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council - relating a series of complaints about how the 'regulator' functions and its shortcomings.
Read the letter, it's amusing, sharp, hard-hitting and absolutely spot on all at once. Nice work, and sure to elicit a frank and open response admitting OFQUACK's inadequacies and detailing how the government intends to set them right. Ahem.