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Comment #435722 by adrianpatrick
Comment #435723 by Tyler Durden

Blimey! That's terrible. As an antidote watch the parliamentary committee discussions:

Check out Evan Harris's patient dissection of the stupidity in front of him. Ben Goldacre explains the evidence shows it doesn't work. Professor Ernst explains the evidence shows it doesn't work.

I was reading through the memos submitted to the Commons Subcommittee by the various interested parties and found this gem by The Department of health

"If homeopathic medicines were not subject to any kind of regulatory control consumers would not have access to such information or assurances. Conversely, if regulation was applied to homeopathics as understood in the context of conventional pharmaceutical medicines, these products would have to be withdrawn from the market as medicines. This would constrain consumer choice and, more importantly, risk the introduction of unregulated, poor quality and potentially unsafe products on the market to satisfy consumer demand"

Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:46:00 UTC | #417470