Saturday, 30 January 2010

Homeopathy: Money For Old Water

@Brumplum reminded me that today was the day of protest against homeopathic products being sold as medicine and being used on the NHS. See for more on the protests.

Whilst homeopathy has always been controversial and the subject of debate, it has recently become much more a topic of discussion following the lawsuit against Simon Singh by the British Chiropractic Society which has galvanised the sceptical community in this country and brought "alternative medicine" under much higher scrutiny.

Studies time and again have found homeopathy to have no greater effect than a placebo. It's time we seriously considered the morality of not challenging the sale and promotion of these sort of "therapies" in our shops and in our hospitals.

If you feel benevolent and particularly generous, this writer always appreciates things bought for him from his wishlist

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