Archive for November, 2009

It looks terrible on pharmacists and pharmacy practice: Homeopathy, on pharmacy shelves.  In front of Members of Parliament, the  Professional Standards Director for Boots, a huge British pharmacy chain, made the following admission last week: There is certainly a consumer demand for these products. I have no evidence to suggest they are efficacious. It is […]


How does homeopathy work?  It uses the dilithium matrix to stabilize the warp pressure enough to maintain the inertia necessary to gather deuterium particles with the brassard collectors. Oh wait, that’s Star Trek.               But via the hilarious site Homeopathy World Community comes this gem, which isn’t much different. […]


One of my first encounters with “alternative” health was the “pH balance” idea. A customer approached me at the pharmacy counter and asked for “pH test strips.” I asked him about kidney stones, diabetes – the usual reasons you test your urine. He told me he was healthy, and he was just monitoring his body’s […]


No. It is considered unethical for modern medical practitioners to sink to this kind of deception that denies the patient his or her autonomy. Secondly, by opening the door to irrational medicine alongside evidence-based medicine, we are poisoning the minds of the public. Finally, if we don’t put a brake on the increasing self-confidence of […]



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