Lord Winston Who Attended Homeopathy Memorial Service - Attacks Homeopathy

Today's Mail on Sunday carries an online article about Lord Robert Winston, pioneer of IVF treatment, attacking David Treddinick MP, who is on the House of Commons Health Committee, for supporting homeopathy.
 
Yet Lord Winston himself actually attended a Memorial Service in 2012, for the homeopathic doctors who died in a plane crash at Staines, after takeoff at Heathrow in 1972.  He even reads out two psalms at the service conducted by the vicar, who himself was formally a homeopathic doctor.  Apparently his mother-in-law, Dr. Marjorie Golomb-Feigenbaum, was a homeopathic doctor who died in the crash.  Lord Winston thinks homeopaths are 'lunatics', yet he chose to surround himself with them on that day.  Some have pointed out that it is understandable he would want to pay his respects but his mother-in-law died 40 years before the memorial service and this particular event was entirely arranged by the homeopathic community.

NB.  In an interview on the BBC Today radio programme on 8th December, between Winston and Tredinnick, Winston admitted that his wife uses homeopathic medicine.  Apparently Prof. Edzard Ernst's wife also uses homeopathy, he once admitted! 

Lord Winston says Tory's support for homeopathy is lunatic: Fertility expert 'can't believe' MP David Tredinnick is allowed on health committee

By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2863900/Lord-Winston-says-Tory-s-support-homeopathy-lunatic-Fertility-expert-t-believe-MP-David-Tredinnick-allowed-health-committee.html

 

San Bernardino Judge finds Homeopathic Drug Labelling is not false or misleading

San Bernardino Judge finds Homeopathic Drug Labelling is not false or misleading

Posted in Consumer class actions

"On November 25, 2014, just in time for Thanksgiving, Judge Bryan Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court tentatively entered a judgment in favor of Green Pharmaceuticals, following a week-long bench trial.

The case, filed on June 28, 2011 by plaintiff Rachel Rosendez, brought claims against Green Pharmaceuticals stemming from its manufacture and sale of the product SnoreStop. Plaintiff argued that the over-the-counter homeopathic product was not effective in stopping snoring, based on both her own experience and a lack of scientific evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of its ingredients."

"Green countered with testimony that consumers are satisfied with the product, and expert testimony from a homeopathic practitioner who discussed the theory of homeopathy and his opinion about the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies."

 "Judge Foster nevertheless found that Plaintiff failed to meet her burden to demonstrate that statements that SnoreStop effectively treated snoring were false and/or misleading."

"This makes sense, as private plaintiffs are not allowed to bring so-called “lack of substantiation” claims, i.e., arguing that a product cannot be marketed as effective because a manufacturer lacks adequate evidence that it works. “Lack of substantiation” claims may be brought by the Attorney general, or any city or district attorney, but are off limits to private plaintiffs, who must present evidence of actual falsity in order to prevail on their claims."  Read More:

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/2014/12/san-bernardino-judge-finds-homeopathic-drug-labelling-is-not-false-or-misleading/

 

CBC Marketplace complaints to Health Canada about Homeopathy quashed

CBC Marketplace's planned anti-homeopathy episode has not aired yet, but homeopathy has already scored a victory against the show.

 
As part of the investigation, Marketplace lodged complaints with Health Canada (HC) against two homeopaths whose offices they visited undercover, posing as parents curious about homeoprophylaxis. The allegation was that the nosodes the homeopaths unwittingly gave the reporters weren't carrying a "not intended as a vaccine alternative" label as required by HC.  (In fact the show contacted us at 3CH asking for our take on this. We stonewalled them.)
 
What the show's intrepid researchers failed to do was read this -- HC's webpage on compounding, which specifically states that medicating blank pellets with medicating potencies is not covered by HC regulations and therefore the doses don't require the label.  Both homeopaths do their homeoprophylactic prescribing this way.
 
Accordingly, both homeopaths have now received notice from Health Canada that Marketplace's complaints have been dismissed.
 
But one of them, Beth Landau-Halpern of Toronto, wasn't going to take this mistreatment lying down. "I don't think of myself as being especially gutsy," she says, "but the tiger in me was unleashed by their preposterous claims!"
 
Beth had already complained to the CBC Ombudsman about clandestine reporting by "journalists who are biased, lacking in integrity, and sloppy with detail," as she put it, and received a reply saying only post-broadcast complaints are heard.
 
Now in her second letter she thundered: "Given this clearance from Health Canada, I will consider any suggestion made to the contrary on Marketplace as seriously problematic (and potentially libelous) and have already alerted my lawyers about this matter."
 
The Ombudsman replied within an hour, saying that Beth's letter had been forwarded to Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor of CBC News. Beth has yet to receive a reply, but clearly her message is being taken seriously down at CBC.
 
Homeopathy 1, CBC Marketplace 0.
 
Meanwhile, on being asked whether the episode, originally to be aired "early in the season," had been rescheduled, Marketplace associate producer Tyana Grundig answered: "At this point it's scheduled to air on Nov. 28, but this could change."
 
Sounds a little tentative, doesn't it? 
 
We will follow the situation with special editions if needed.  Stay tuned...
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LIGA Homeopathic Doctor Team Ebola Liberia Report

Update on LMHI Mission to West Africa

11th November 2014
 
Our team returned from the mission healthy and well, but with different results than we had intended.  Having arrive on 17 October, the four volunteers had received six days of introduction to national health authorities and instruction in Ebola safety protocol before proceeding to the Hospital in which they were supposed to work. But, somewhat surprisingly and due to a few diplomatic problems, they were not allowed to administer homeopathic remedies to the EVD patients as an adjunct to the WHO protocols.

Existing EVD patients, already treated under WHO protocols, had to be managed under that therapy without homeopathic intervention because our volunteers were not allowed to enter the ETU’s (Ebola Treatment Units).Thus, we were unable to apply homeopathy on Ebola patients during this mission.   Since the  incidence of Ebola Virus Disease was already declining in that district, and Liberia in general, no new patients with Ebola were admitted to that hospital during the volunteers’ stay, which lasted until 7 November 2014.

http://www.lmhi.org/home/article/november-11-update-on-lmhi-mission-to-west-africa

 

'Homeopathy CAN cure Ebola': Doctors attack 'armchair intellectuals' at World Health Organisation

 

Medics want to treat Ebola victims with remedies backed by Prince Charles

  • They accuse critics of 'ridiculous' disbelief over snake venom treatments
  • Say World Health Organisation should approve Ebola homeopathy 'cure'
  • Reveal they treated dying children with arsenic, Spanish fly remedies 

Dr Lindemann said all they were doing was responding to a request from the WHO for assistance in fighting Ebola.

'We answered a call from the WHO, which earlier this year in one of the crisis meetings asked for CAM practitioners – Complementary and Alternative Medicine - to work alongside conventional medicine to tackle the deadly virus.'

'But then we were prevented from doing so. We have now asked for details as to what exactly they want from us,' she said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Gethin+Chamberlain+In+Monrovia,+James+Robertson+In+California+And+Sanjay+Jha+In+Mumbai+For+Mailonline

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Homeopaths sent to deadly Ebola hotspot to treat victims with ARSENIC and SNAKE VENOM

More hysterical coverage of homeopaths risking their lives to go and help Ebola victims, with fortunately a little balanced reporting allowing the homeopaths to give their views.

  • Team spent days in remote Liberian hospital to prove that remedies work
  • They planned to treat victims with 'rattlesnake venom' and 'Spanish Fly'
  • Boasted of the 'unique opportunity' presented by deadly Ebola outbreak
  • Claimed they would treat all European victims after proving success

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Gethin+Chamberlain+In+Ganta,+Liberia+And+Simon+Tomlinson+In+London+For+Mailonline

 

India Appoints Yoga and Homeopathy Minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed a traditional medicines and practices minister who will be charged with promoting Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy.

http://www.6minutes.com.au/world-watch/india-appoints-yoga-and-homeopathy-minister