[BPSDB]Jeremy Sherr does not like criticism, it would appear. See here where he accuses us all of being part of the Pharmaceutical Inquisition and claims that he has never touted homeopathy as an alternative to ARVs and that to say otherwise is libellous.
Just for the record, I have never worked for Big Pharma, I write this blog on my own computer in my own time. As for libellous, let us consider the evidence.
If we look here, for example, he says:
So I am happy to go for a simple trial initially, with one arm of AIDS patients with homoeopathy and no ARV.“
This appears to state quite categorically that some patients would not get ARVs in his trial. I am not sure how he squares this with saying that any trial would be subject to the highest standards of ethical review. On the subject of ethics, if you look here he says:
“You have to find willing partners and get a protocol through an ethics committee, and you need to talk their language. I hope it will work but if not, I will just go and do it on a small scale myself – I am determined to do that.“
I’ll just let the implications of that sink in.
He claims that homeopathy cures AIDS and implies it cures malaria and TB also. See here.
“I know, as all homeopaths do, that you can just about cure AIDS in many cases. But shhhh… I’m not allowed to say thast, so you didn’t hear it…
“…millions are dying of AIDS and malaria and TB, and the pharmaceutical companies are making fools of them with their expensive, non curing, mal inducing drugs. Homeopathy IS the solution for Africa- curative, gentle, natural, and affordable. No side effects- just effective!“
No wooly weazling talk of “treating” or “can be used in cases of” for Mr Sherr! He actually goes one better and claims that homeopathy eradicates the HIV from the patients body entirely here:
“Encouragingly, one of Margot’s old AIDS cases has become HIV negative and has remained so for 2 years now. There is no trace of antibodies in her blood, she is clean. AIDS can be cured and it will.“
I wonder how he squares this with his current claims that he is not advocating homeopathy as an alternative to ARV drugs. How does he square his statement that any research will be subject to the most rigorous etical review with his statement in an interview that if he cannot get his protocol through an ethics committee, he will go ahead on his own?
If you are reading this, Mr Sherr, please explain. I am sure I will enjoy reading it as nuch as I will enjoy the next “DiscWorld” novel. And if anyone from the Society of Homeopaths is reading, how long are you going to tolerate this blatant breach of your Code of Ethics by one of your Fellows?
Edi: Thanks to Robert Hinkley for creating the cache linked to above. Sherr has begun amending his blog retrospectively and even deleting posts altogether.Why, if he believes what he says?
For more on his statements at variance with reality, see Gimpy’s latest post.