Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, is a Trudeau Fellow and is the author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin, 2012). Follow Tim on Twitter @CaulfieldTim

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Direct to consumer genetic testing in Canada: should we be concerned?

The highest profile direct-to-consumer genetic testing company in the world, 23andMe, has opened shop in Canada.  In addition to providing information about your genetic ancestry (turns out I am 100% Irish), 23andMe will, after your genetic information is pulled from the required tube of spit, provide you with a whole bunch of genetic risk information…

Naturopaths and the creep of pseudoscience

Sadly, the creep of pseudoscience – as manifested in the provincial legitimization of unproven alternative approaches to health – continues. Ontario naturopaths are pushing hard to become a self-regulating profession, with expanded rights to prescribe drugs and order tests.  Thankfully, the Ontario Medical Association is pushing back. This is not a turf war – there…