All Posts Tagged With "homeopathy"

A Response to Karen Wehrstein: Homeopathy Offers Hope but Delivers Only Sweet Nothings

A Response to Karen Wehrstein: Homeopathy Offers Hope but Delivers Only Sweet Nothings

29 January 2013 by Dianne Sousa

Last week, an editorial in the National Post by Tim Caulfield ruffled a few homeopathic feathers. In it, Caulfield argues that when provinces grant regulatory status to alternative practitioners like naturopathy, they are legitimizing rank quackery. This is the case because naturopathy relies heavily on homeopathy, which Caulfield correctly describes as “bogus”. Canadian supporters of […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health15 Comments

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Why You Should Not Trust Homeopathic Vaccines

18 January 2013 by Michael Kruse

  This is a repost of an article that appeared on the Huffington Post Canada blog site on January 17 2013. There is a slowly rising tide of uncertainty  in Canada over the necessity and safety of vaccines for childhood infectious disease. While the safety  and efficacy of vaccines is very well established, doubt continues to be […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health Policy, Skepticism, Vaccines1 Comment

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Paging Health Canada – Part 3

10 September 2012 by Kim Hebert

Screenshot taken summer 2011 from here. For context, see Part 1 and Part 2. I have outlined some general issues with the alternative medicine industry, I have described Bell Lifestyle Products as an example of the apparent futility of Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Database registration, and I will now describe the complaints I submitted […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Medicinal Advertising3 Comments

The Long List of Absurd – Health Canada Approved – Homeopathic Medicines

The Long List of Absurd – Health Canada Approved – Homeopathic Medicines

24 August 2012 by Dianne Sousa

Some time ago, our resident pharmacist asked the question “Is there anything the Natural Health Products Directorate won’t approve?” In that post there was a short list of some of the products Health Canada has allowed on the market, including homeopathic insulin and chloroform. Unfortunately, these products are not peculiarities.  I’ve made it a habit […]

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Homeopathic Insect Repellent: Is there anything the Natural Health Products Directorate won’t approve?

Homeopathic Insect Repellent: Is there anything the Natural Health Products Directorate won’t approve?

22 June 2012 by Scott Gavura

A recurring focus of this blog has been to examine the implications and consequences of the uniquely Canadian approach to  regulating the consumer market for what are termed “natural health products”. One of the triumphs of the Canadian natural product and supplement industry was the 1990′s decision to create different regulatory standards for the evaluation […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health Policy, Skepticism15 Comments

Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Homeopathy Manufacturer Boiron and Shoppers Drug Mart

Class Action Lawsuit Filed against Homeopathy Manufacturer Boiron and Shoppers Drug Mart

10 April 2012 by Iain Martel

The following is a guest post contributed by Iain Martel of the Centre for Inquiry Canada’s Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS). “Homeopathy: There’s Nothing in it” is the slogan for the 10:23 campaign, a British-based global campaign to educate the public to the fact that homeopathic preparations are typically so dilute that […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism40 Comments

Homeopaths use Legal Thuggery Against Australian and Portuguese Bloggers

Homeopaths use Legal Thuggery Against Australian and Portuguese Bloggers

09 April 2012 by Dianne Sousa

In their toolbox homeopaths have sugar, water, and oodles of imagination. They tell us they have some science in there too, and they root around in there quite a bit looking for it. Personally, I’ve yet to see a homeopath wield that tool with any competency at all. Oh, and one more thing. They have […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

08 April 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans! You may have noticed that the Fails and Wins have not been coming on a weekly basis. I apologize, life has been a bit busy for me lately. Thankfully, this hasn’t stopped you from faithfully sending in your links, and I want to thank all of you for keeping my inbox full! […]

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Paging Health Canada – Part 2

26 March 2012 by Kim Hebert

Pictured: Health consumers For background, see Part 1. The company I’m going to talk about is called “Bell Lifestyle Products” and I will use this example to demonstrate the uselessness of Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Database. The BLP “About Us” page is a testimonial by one of the owners summarizing anecdotal reports for their […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

29 January 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the media Fails and Wins you sent me this week. How can I relieve my baby’s teething pain? This doctor recommends homeopathic drops for teething pain, claiming many babies have benefited from them but more studies need to be done. How many homeopathy studies are enough? There are hundreds of […]

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