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Alan H
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Re: Homeopathy

#1201 Postby Alan H » July 23rd, 2017, 11:47 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Tetenterre wrote:
Did you hear Helen Beaumont on R4 Today programme yesterday?
Yes, all the usual nonsense and misleading guff. She was wrong saying that someone abstained on the HoC homeopathy report. One person did vote 'no' but no one abstained. A detail perhaps, but she still got it wrong. But it's the usual tactic of attacking the messenger... Also, the 6,500 survey she lauded perhaps didn't quite say what she thinks it does.
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Re: Homeopathy

#1202 Postby Tetenterre » July 23rd, 2017, 11:56 am

My thoughts as well - I think there has been some agreement among homeopaths to keep hammering on that there is evidence from RCTs that it works (but they never seem to be able to cite it). Then we had the "you don't have a complete understanding" tripe. I think we've been here before re the 6500 survey; it is serially misrepresented by quacks (a bit like the Gotzsche "medicine is the 3rd biggest killer" opinion).

I wonder if HRH "Right Charlie" has intervened yet...
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Re: Homeopathy

#1203 Postby Alan H » July 23rd, 2017, 12:05 pm

Tetenterre wrote:My thoughts as well - I think there has been some agreement among homeopaths to keep hammering on that there is evidence from RCTs that it works (but they never seem to be able to cite it). Then we had the "you don't have a complete understanding" tripe. I think we've been here before re the 6500 survey; it is serially misrepresented by quacks (a bit like the Gotzsche "medicine is the 3rd biggest killer" opinion).

I wonder if HRH "Right Charlie" has intervened yet...
I'd love to see his consultation response...
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: Homeopathy

#1204 Postby Alan H » August 11th, 2017, 10:55 pm

Got a mention in New Scientist this week on the Feedback page.

A previous column had pondered scentless perfumes:
Eau no

“SURELY the scentless perfume from Josie Maran (3 June) is the perfect gift for a female homeopath,” writes Dave Hulme. We’re sure there are versions pour femme and pour homme, Dave. But how to tell which is which?

My reply was published this week:
Non-scents

A SOLUTION to our perfume problem has wafted in. “You pondered how to tell pour homme and pour femme scentless perfumes apart (29 July),” writes Alan Henness. “If they are homeopathic, you need ponder no more.”

Alan says that Kate Chatfield, a senior lecturer in homeopathy at the University of Central Lancashire and representative of the Society of Homeopaths, answered this very question before the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.

Quizzed by Lord Broers on whether it was possible to distinguish between homeopathic drugs after they have been diluted, Chatfield replied: “Only by the label.”
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: Homeopathy

#1205 Postby Alan H » September 8th, 2017, 7:52 pm

I got another mention in the irreverent Feedback column of the New Scientist this week:
Off label

PREVIOUSLY John Cartmell suggested a cost-saving idea, that a homogeneous stock of homeopathic remedies could be labelled at the point of sale according to whatever the customer wanted to order (26 August).

Alan Henness suggests that another option would be to simply label them as confectionery. In fact, this idea has already been proposed by one manufacturer, says Alan, “when they were having some, ahem, ‘regulatory difficulties’ a few years ago“.

“Maybe they could add real ingredients to give them different flavours?” he says. Better yet, thinks Feedback, why not cut out the middleman and just sell the labels, to be attached to whatever substance the customer wishes to empower with some homeopathic potential?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Homeopathy

#1206 Postby Alan H » October 25th, 2017, 9:38 pm

Only just found this out: Enfield CCG decided to decommission homeopathy at their Governing Body meeting on 20 September.

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And there is a new consultation announced yesterday, this time by CCGs in South West Yorkshire.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Homeopathy

#1207 Postby Alan H » November 30th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Homeopathy

#1208 Postby Alan H » March 13th, 2018, 11:07 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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