Welcome to the Quackometer

WHAT IS THE QUACKOMETER ALL ABOUT?

L0031546The quackometer is a project based around the automation of debunking quack medicine on the web. The web is full of pages supporting dubious medical claims and inflated capabilities for cures. The freedom that the web gives us to express our views, entertain and do business also gives quacks a way to make a living by promoting nonsense treatments to unsuspecting people.

Spotting these web sites appears to be easy when you know what to look out for. If it is that easy, can the process be automated? The quackometer project intends to find out.

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RECENT QUACKOMETER BLOG ENTRIES...

Ottolenghi and the Quack HIV Homeopaths in Africa

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:06:13 +0000

This blog has been a long term critic of the Society of Homeopaths, and other British Homeopathic organisations, who support their members who practice homeopathy in Africa on people with life threatening conditions such as malaria, HIV and TB. Indeed, the…

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Lord Saatchi Compares Doctors to Medieval, Barbaric Hanging Judges

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 06:44:52 +0000

The Second Reading of the dreadfully misconceived and dangerous Medical Innovation Bill took place in the House of Lord’s last Friday. Condemned as a Quack’s Charter for attempting to remove legal protections from patients against maverick, quack and incompetent practice,…

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Does the Updated Saatchi Bill Pass the Burzynski Test?

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:55:50 +0000

Today, Lord Saatchi is presenting his Private Member’s Bill to the House of Lords. It is the start, he hopes, of this Bill’s passage to become law. I have previously documented about how this Bill looks like it could be…

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Fooling Nature: How the Saatchi Bill Will Harm Medical Innovation

Fri, 02 May 2014 14:49:27 +0000

Lord Saatchi is proclaiming his consultation into the new Medical Innovations Bill a resounding success with “a staggering 18,655 people” supporting his bill and “fewer than 100 were against it.”. Saatchi plans to use his Bill to sweep away a fear of…

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The Saatchi Bill: A Quacks’ Charter

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:36:51 +0000

The Saatchi Bill is based on a false premise, shows no understanding of medical research and removes vital protections for patients. Maurice Saatchi, the former advertising businessman and Tory peer, has introduced a Bill to parliament designed to encourage medical…

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Egyptian Government Duped by Nonsense HIV Detection Machine

Conflict of Interests at the General Chiropractic Council

Ten Reasons why the Society of Homeopaths Should not Receive PSA Accreditation

Fitzpatrick on WDDTY

Boots Selling Dubious Philips BlueTouch Pain Relief Patch