Saturday, July 9, 2016

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: Ban Homeopathy.

here, why UK vets are against homeopathy:

001. at theguardian.com, vet Danny Chambers reports in "Why We Are Calling for a Ban on Vets Offering Homeopathic Remedies" (2016-07-08):

"for the veterinary profession to retain the trust of the general public, we have to ensure that the treatments that we offer are, to the best of our ability, based in evidence. As the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the UK, it is the duty of the RCVS to monitor the ethical and clinical standards of our profession – clearly, the promotion of demonstrably ineffective treatments is not compatible with these standards [...] when I wrote my open letter to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) calling for a ban on the treatment of animals with homeopathic remedies, I hoped it would offer an opportunity for my colleagues in the veterinary profession to stand up for evidence-based veterinary care. Now, with more 1,000 vets lending their names to the letter as I submit it to the RCVS, along with hundreds of veterinary nurses and students, it’s time for our professional body to take our concerns seriously [...]"; 

hear, hear. 

"the case against homeopathy has never been clearer, with every well-controlled study showing that these remedies are no more effective than a sugar pill – which is no surprise, considering that the vast majority of homeopathic treatments contain no active substances at all [...] as a 2010 House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathy concluded, homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos, and that the principles on which homeopathy is based are 'scientifically implausible' [...]"; 

great to hear this.

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