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marnixR
Post  Post subject: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:46 pm
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at least that's what the gist is of the following policy statement by the Federal Trade Commission

Enforcement Policy Statement on Marketing Claims for OTC Homeopathic Drugs

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Accordingly, the promotion of an OTC homeopathic product for an indication that is not substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence may not be deceptive if that promotion effectively communicates to consumers that: (1) there is no scientific evidence that the product works and (2) the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.


meaning that you can't make claims that have not been substantiated
not sure if they will have to be as explicit as stating that there is no evidence for their product's effectiveness, but at least it's a start

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PhDemon
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:06 pm

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To me homeopathy is a perfect example of pseudoscience... The only thing in its support is anecdotal evidence which is worth sweet FA... AFAIK there has never been a trial that showed a significant effect beyond placebo and as a chemist the whole idea is frankly ludicrous...

I'll forward the link to a student of mine (who's mum is a homeopath), she threatened to beat me up when I told her it's all a load of bollocks :lol:

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Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:21 pm
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Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:28 am
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Well in a week full of negatives, this is at least one positive thing.

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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:44 am
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reminds me of this video - i particularly like the homeopathic beer at the end

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PhDemon
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:16 pm

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Thought this would be useful here:

https://thelogicofscience.com/2017/01/0 ... -articles/

Anything that helps more people critically analyse what they read on the internet the better!

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wireless
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:28 pm

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For some strange reason the National Health Service ( NHS ) spends about £5,000,000 a year on homeopathy.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 10636.html


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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:36 pm
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rather strange, how disjointed the spending is - are there no nationwide guidelines ?

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geordief
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:12 pm

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marnixR wrote:
rather strange, how disjointed the spending is - are there no nationwide guidelines ?
Maybe someone could arrange for Prince Charles to have a word in the ear of the next Ruler of the World when he comes over to see if he could invest a sum in the Homeopathic Royal National Health.


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One beer
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39 am
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@marnixR Love the clip ! The Homeopathic lager at the end is the perfect illustration of how absurd homeopathic 'medicine' seems.

@PhDemon, very interesting article.

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Gabriel Filice
Post  Post subject: Re: it's official: homeopathy doesn't work  |  Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:48 pm

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I am glad that the Federal Trade Commission has treated the topic "homeopathy".
In Italy and in Europe the consumption of homeopathic remedies is growing.
In Italy there are facilities paid by public bodies offering assistance on homeopathic remedies.
http://www.usl2.toscana.it/menu_orizzon ... id_nodo=65
On the government website (Tuscany is a government agency) you can read that homeopathic remedies are useful in dermatitis, asthma, respiratory allergies and psychosomatic disorders.


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