All Posts Tagged With "Oscillococcinum"

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

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Habs and Homeopathy

10 January 2012 by Ethan Clow

A few weeks ago I talked about a strange hockey-skepticism convergence on Radio Freethinker. That convergence of course is about the goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens in particular. Carry Price, the BC born goalie who currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens is a spokesperson for the homeopathic product Oscillococcinum produced by the Boiron company in […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health, Media, Medicinal Advertising, Quebec, Skepticism6 Comments

What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading

16 August 2011 by Scott Gavura

  It’s the lazy days of summer, folks. We’re thinking skeptically, but let’s just say we’ve been, well, distracted. Here’s what we’ve been reading, dockside. Homeopathy Homeopathic manufacturer Boiron is threatening to sue an Italian blogger regarding the homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum, claiming posts are “defamatory”  Here’s his blog, translated into English. In yet another example […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Probability and Statistics, Skepticism2 Comments

Coughs, colds, and the “appealing but mistaken concept of boosting the immune system”

Coughs, colds, and the “appealing but mistaken concept of boosting the immune system”

24 January 2011 by Erik Davis

I came down with a nasty cold before the holidays – so bad that I briefly thought I had the flu, and was cursing myself for having waited so long to get the flu shot, which I’d received just before the symptoms began. Amidst all the sniffling and groaning and self-pitying, it occurred to me […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Health, Medical Conditions, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism, Vaccines27 Comments

Safe and Effective? A Consumer’s Guide to Natural Health Products

Safe and Effective? A Consumer’s Guide to Natural Health Products

31 October 2010 by Scott Gavura

Note: The following is a summary of my Skepticamp Toronto 2010 presentation. I’ve been practicing pharmacy for over 15 years, and it didn’t take me long to realize after I started working that there was a completely different standard for safety and efficacy for herbal preparations and other supplements. That is, they were largely unregulated. […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising5 Comments