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CAM Codes – A question of Professionalism and Ethics

July 6, 2012


A little over 3 weeks ago I did a post on Homeopathy Awareness Week where I looked at some of the website claims being made by homeopaths who are members of the Society of Homeopaths (SoH) and the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH) and how these claims breached their own Code of Ethics and Practice.  Awareness should […]

Homeopathy Awareness Week – Are you aware ?

June 14, 2012


This week (14 – 21 June 2012) is Homeopathy Awareness week.  Far from making the public aware of the truth behind homeopathy, they simply increase the amount of misleading and in some cases dangerous misinformation directed towards the public.  The aim of this yearly misinformation campaign is to convince uninformed members of the public that a shaken […]

Dangerous Homeopathy..

August 19, 2011


As the ASA continue the slow process of tackling the large number of misleading homeopathy claims currently available on the web, it is worth reminding ourselves that these claims are not just limited to remedies for coughs and colds or minor aches and pains.  Some promote a dangerous mix of homeopathic quackery and pseudo-science, with a […]

CHRE annual report: Regulation meets Quackery.

July 1, 2011


The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence have recently published their 2010/2011 annual report Volume II covers the performance reviews of the 9 healthcare regulators who come under their remit. Volume II can be found here  Or the PDF is here: This document contains lots of  detail on issues surrounding health care regulation, many […]

A Homeopath gets the message…

March 27, 2011


On 5 March 2011 I sent a complaint to the ASA regarding the website content of homeopath Helen Saunders.  This was done for a number of reasons: First: This was done because homeopathy lacks any reliable evidence to support the claims being made.  Those claims range from minor, self limiting conditions, through to far more […]

Homeopathy for Cancer & STD’s!

August 23, 2010


Sadly there are people who think homeopathy is a safe and effective form of ‘natural or herbal medicine’.  If you are one of those people I urge you to visit the 1023 website at and read the sections that explain what homeopathy is, what it is not and the harm it can do. It […]

A dose of Homeopathic Clap-trap..

February 9, 2010


On Thursday 28 Jan my local paper printed an article in the run up to the 1023 campaign mass overdose.   It was a good article (not available online as far as I know) and it stated the 1023 campaign message very clearly.   In the interests of fairness and presenting views from all sides the article […]

Over The Counter Homeopathy is bad for the homeopaths..

January 25, 2010


I have just read Dr* T’s interesting blog post on  Why homeopaths should support the 10:23 campaign and he presents a very good argument.  It got me looking at how homeopathic remedies are sold by the likes of Boots pharmacies compared to the way a trained homeopath would prescribe them. Homeopaths claim to treat the […]

1023 campaign – Why I’m in it!

January 24, 2010


On Saturday 30 Jan at 10:23 I will be taking part in the 1023 campaign and joining a group of fellow skeptics & campaigners outside Boots in Leicester to take an overdose of a homeopathic remedy.  Around the country other groups will be doing exactly the same thing, in total there will be around 300 […]

Just A Spoonful of Sugar…

January 11, 2010


Last month I questioned a Boots pharmacist over the instructions on some Arnica 30C pills they were selling.  I was simply following the instructions on the packaging that suggested in case of an overdose I should contact a pharmacist or doctor,  his response was somewhat confused and far short of the advice I would expect […]