Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Homeopathy is "Rubbish": England's Chief Medical Officer, 2013

here, I briefly excerpt from a recent article in the UK's Daily Mail regarding homeopathy [see 001., below]:

001. Fiona MacRae reports in "Homeopathy is 'Rubbish' and Shouldn't be Available on the NHS, says Britain's Top Doctor" (2013-01-23):

"Britain's top doctor has dismissed homeopathy as 'rubbish' and admitted she is 'perpetually surprised' it is available on the NHS. Professor Dame Sally Davies [my link to her Wikipedia biography], also described homeopaths as 'peddlers' and spoke of her concern that they prescribe pills and potions to treat malaria and other illnesses. Giving evidence to an influential committee of MPs, the chief medical officer, said that homeopathy doesn't work past the placebo effect [...aka small subjective improvements seen in patients due to] receiving attention and simply expecting to feel better [...] the BMA [British Medical Association] has taken a similar stance and, in 2010, one of the leaders of its junior doctors committee told a conference that 'homeopathy is witchcraft'."

Note: oo-ee oo-ah-ah, ting-tang, walla-walla bing bang.
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