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Health Canada Approves… for August 25th

Health Canada Approves… for August 25th

25 August 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to the the first installment of Health Canada Approves… a new weekly series designed to introduce you to the wide array of natural health products given the gold seal by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. If you’re a regular reader of Skeptic North, you’ll know that we’ve been critical of the NHPD in […]

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A Homeopathic Dose of Consumer Protection

A Homeopathic Dose of Consumer Protection

09 August 2010 by Erik Davis

I hope you all caught Scott’s excellent post over at Science Based Medicine last week, comparing the regulatory regimes for natural health products in Canada and the US.  This article will pick up one of his points — the weak enforcement of fraudulent health claims — and summarize some investigations I’ve conducted over the last […]

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Slipping through the Cracks: Health Canada, Traumeel, and Homeopathy

Slipping through the Cracks: Health Canada, Traumeel, and Homeopathy

16 April 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week. Today’s post is a deeper dive into the world of homeopathic “evidence”. Looking at the science, we’ll highlight the implications of regulators applying two sets of standard to health products: One for medicine, and one for homeopathy. Today’s post is by Kim Hebert, who blogs at Science-Based Therapy, and Scott […]

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Remedy Regulation: Homeopathy in Canada

Remedy Regulation: Homeopathy in Canada

14 April 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week. Today’s post examines the Canadian regulatory framework for homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is an alternative medicine system that was invented in the 1800′s and involves three main concepts: like-cures-like (what causes a symptom can cure a symptom); individualized treatments (remedy selection considers factors like emotion and mood); and less-is-more (water has […]

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The Height of Irony

The Height of Irony

06 October 2009 by Kim Hebert

I read this short article from the CBC and it relates to my neck of the woods — the Maritimes. It got me thinking. Here’s one quote that had me scratching my head: “The absence of regulations for naturopathy is putting the health of Islanders at risk, says the P.E.I. Association of Naturopathic Doctors.” While […]

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