Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sacramento News and Review Editors Are AGAINST California's SB538 ND Expansion

here, an encouraging position statement:

001. we're told in "A Senate Bill Giving Naturopathic Practitioners More Power Makes for Uneasy Medicine" (2015-06-25):

"we must strongly oppose the effort to expand naturopaths’ scope of services into the realm reserved for evidence-based medicine. The potential for harm to patients is simply too great, and so we must join the California Medical Association in urging that this bill be defeated [...]";

hear, hear.

"beyond alarming. That’s our reaction to learning of Senate Bill 538’s passage in the California Senate. The bill, now in the Assembly, would expand the scope of practice for naturopathic practitioners in California [...] this, from the same Legislature that is very sensibly moving forward to support evidence-based medicine where vaccination is concerned, can only be perceived as a step backward [...] many naturopaths practice homeopathy.For those who are unfamiliar with homeopathy, it’s based on the concept of diluting substances to an infinitesimal amount and then essentially prescribing the resulting water as a medicine.  And it’s about as far from science as you can get [...]":

quite.  But what's even worse or "beyond alarming" is that the ND superstructure falsely claims that homeopathy and kind ARE "science based" and engages in trade upon those falsehoods.
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