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mikeybates's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by mikeybates

"Is there no way to legally stop all these charlatans from practicing?"

I don't think that would be a good approach. Banning something does not fix the underlying problem. The public just needs to be provided with clear accurate information, as they aren't necessarily all gullible, just not well informed.

Creating a special label that can only be used if a product has been scientifically/medically proven could work better. Maybe a prominent BSI stamp (in Britain). The charlatans wouldn't be able to use it, and the public trusts official stamps like that.

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:35:00 UTC | #461958