Monday, September 28, 2015

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Blog: Selling Homeopathy Pseudoscience Undermines Pharmacists' Credibility

here, more bad news for homeopathy:

001. at, Emma Page writes, in "Selling Homeopathy Undermines Pharmacists as Evidence-based Practitioners" (2015):

"homeopathy and other forms of pseudoscience [...] homeopathic 'medicines' [...] are consistently shown to work no better than placebo [...the] Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) policy states that 'there is no evidence to support the clinical efficacy of homeopathic products beyond a placebo effect, and no scientific basis for homeopathy [...this] lack of evidence for the efficacy of homeopathic products [...]";

hear, hear.

"pharmacists are scientists and clinicians [...] community pharmacist Terry Maguire [...said] 'this is about the tension that exists in our profession between the commercialism and the professionalism [...] homeopathy is using pharmacy as a means to sell its product [...] they look like pharmaceuticals [...] they are supposed to be pharmaceuticals. And of course they are not [...] 'homeopathic remedies do not work. They are a placebo. That is the issue. I would say that if the RPS, which is a respected organisation, cannot come out with a bold statement that pharmacists should not be selling these products, then I think the professional body is failing in its responsibility to represent a science-based profession. We are the laughing stock of medicine if we continue to do this' [...]";

hear, hear, hear.
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