Posts Tagged ‘Society of Homeopaths’

The Society of Homeopaths Still Do Not Get It

February 22, 2010

[BPSDB] The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has has recommended that the NHS should no longer fund homeopathy and that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency should ban medical claims on homeopathic remedies. I am not going to blog about that as it has been done already, such as here. What I am going to blog about is the all too predictable head-in-the-sand attitude of the Society of Homeopaths. (more…)

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Jeremy Sherr Is Not Happy

January 15, 2009

[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. (more…)

Why I Oppose Homeopathy

December 19, 2007

Homeopaths, particularly the non-medically qualified such as Sue Young, claim that their opponents either do not understand homeopathy or are in the pay of Big Pharma. (more…)

AIDS, Malaria, Homeopathy & Southern Africa

November 16, 2007

I’ve been reading about the Maun Homeopathy Clinic in Botswana here. It is a depressingly dangerous combination of danger, delusion and humanitarianism. (more…)

Patricia Moroney Pwned

November 13, 2007

I snail-mailed my response to the SoH “investigation” on Saturday, so Patricia Moroney should have it by now. As promised, here is the text of my letter: (more…)

The Society of Homeopaths Investigates!!

November 7, 2007

I was thinking of blogging about something other than homeopathy and the SoH but yesterday (6 November) I finally received a reply to my complaint about Sue Young, so I thought I’d share it with you. I’ll type it in green with my comments in the usual black for contrast. (more…)

Who to Believe?

November 6, 2007

It’s November, the month of leaf-fall, fireworks and bonfires. Judging by the smell surrounding the latest SoH press release, somebody is burning underpants rather than leaves on their bonfire this year.

 Nick Cohen of the Observer seems to have rattled their cage this time. I notice that once again the SoH is claiming that the makers of the Newsnight expose failed to produce a single example of a Society member giving dangerous and misleading advice. I thought I would contact Sense About Science and ask them about this. Arathi Prasad, their Public Liaison bod, very kindly and promptly replied and said that in fact Sense About Science did supply a transcript that named a Society member to the SoH. This directly contradicts the SoH position so who should I believe? On the one hand, we have researchers who have filmed evidence to back up their assertions, on the other we have a self-styled professional and regulatory body that not only ignores complaints from members of the public as you can see from reading my post “The Society of Homeopaths – A Pretense of Professionalism”  but also breaks its own Code of Ethics on its own website, as Gimpy has shown I was going to dismember their letter to the Observer in more detail but unfortunately Gimpy has beaten me to it. 

How the SoH Spun the SAS Malaria Sting

October 26, 2007

While fact-checking for my last post I reread the Society of Homeopath’s press release which they issued following the Newsnight/Sense About Science malaria sting. Since they cite this in their letter to the Guardian as evidence of how seriously they took the revelations about homeopaths giving potentially lethal advice on avoiding malaria, I thought I’d reproduce it in full with my comments. (more…)

SoH Letter to the Guardian

October 25, 2007

If you visit http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/whats-new/press-releases.aspx you will find the text of a letter they have sent to the Guardian in resonse to Ben Goldacre’s column ‘Threats – the homeopathic panacea’. The column can be found at www.badscience.net and presumably on the Guardian’s website as well. The Society is trying to spin its way out of the issues raised by Dr Goldacre. (more…)

More on the Society of Homeopaths versus Dr Lewis

October 23, 2007

It would appear that Ben Goldacre’s criticisms of the Society of Homeopaths (read them at www.badscience.net/?p=553#more-553 ) have stung, judging by the letter they have sent to The Guardian. (read it at http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/whats-new/press-releases.aspx ).

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