MHRA Review: Homeopathy

February 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm (Homeopathy) (, , , , , , , )

As Zeno has pointed out, the MHRA are conducting a review of UK medicines legislation. As part of this, the MHRA are looking at aspects of the regulation of homeopathy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Homeopathic Confusion

January 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm (Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

There are likely to be many reasons why consumers choose to buy homeopathic remedies. The marketing of homeopathy as “natural and gentle” probably helps. I suspect that ignorance and confusion also play a part. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 10:23 Campaign and Boots

January 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm (Homeopathy) (, , , , )

The 10:23 campaign, organised by the Merseyside Skeptics Society, “aims to raise awareness about the reality of homeopathy.” The campaigners have penned an open letter to Alliance Boots in which they point out that “in evidence given recently to the Commons Science and Technology Committee, [Boots] admitted that [they] do not believe homeopathy to be efficacious.” This prompted some thoughts around informed consent and medical treatments. Read the rest of this entry »

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