… preferably off a funding precipice.
Let’s give the government another push and get some extra weight behind the recommendations of the Commons Science and Technology Evidence Committee.
They reported the absence of efficacy beyond placebo of homeopathy and that it should not be funded via the NHS.
“To maintain patient trust, choice and safety, [...]
We had a fantastic turn out for the Southampton swallowing which proceded without incident. Although we were getting the eye from a Boots security guard who had been sent outside, presumably by one of the more aware shop managers, to see what the group of strangely dressed people in the middle of the street were [...]
Many people believe homeopathy is “herbal medicine” or simply “all-natural remedies”. Few people realise homeopathy has been proven not to work; even fewer know it involves substances so dilute that there’s nothing left in them. Homeopathy takes advantage of this uncertainty to sit alongside real, proven medicines on the shelves of our major pharmacies.
In response to recent questions from the House of Commons parliamentary science watchdog about Boots’ insistence on selling homeopathic preparations, their chief pharmacist Paul Bennett admitted:
“I have seen no evidence that these products are efficacious. It’s about consumer choice and a large number of our customers think they work.”
and added that he thought [...]
We critically thinking, rational types are well aware that the reason why homeopathy doesn’t work beyond the placebo effect is because, in all probability, there are bugger all active ingredients in any remedy above 15C. In fact, the scientifically unproven technique of like curing like means that even the remedies below 15C, that might just [...]