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    The Saatchi Bill: When Only the Fig Leaf Remains

    The Quackometer has been raising concerns for nearly two years that Lord Saatchi has been wanting to make a “Quack’s Charter” law in the UK.  The Bill’s aims were to remove a patient’s current rights to sue their doctor if they had been negligent. Instead, a doctor would have been required to perform some perfunctory box ticking that was supposed to show the doctor was taking due care. This change in law was supposed to remove the fear of litigation when a doctor ‘innovates’ by trying an unconventional or unproven treatment. No evidence was ever forthcoming that this fear stopped real [read more...]
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The Meaning of the 10:23 Homeopathy Campaign.

by Andy Lewis in featured 48

In the last few days, a new campaign has been launched with the aim of showing that homeopathy is an ‘absurd pseudoscience’ and that Boots the Chemists should not be selling these sugar pills to the public as if they were genuine medical products. The ‘10:23’ campaign, as it is [read more...]
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Why is Homeopathy Successful?

by Andy Lewis in Ainsworths 216

Just before Christmas, Lia Burkeman and Stephanie Kramer, wrote an article for Urban Times that asked the question, “Homeopathy: Can it be a Success Story?” To start, I would like to agree with the pair that indeed homeopathy is very successful. As a set of ideas, they have been around for [read more...]

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