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Canadian pharmacist receives award for standing up to campaigners over unproven cancer treatment

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 12 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6488
  1. Jane Feinmann
  1. London

A Canadian community pharmacist has been recognised by the UK charity Sense About Science for enduring a “barrage of harassment” from alternative practitioners when he persisted in speaking out against their lobbying of the Quebec government to gain “approval and reimbursement” for an unproven therapy—high dose vitamin C injections—as an alternative treatment for cancer.

Olivier Bernard, from Quebec, Canada, was awarded the prestigious John Maddox prize for “standing up for science” at a ceremony in London …

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