homeopathy

If homeopathic teething “remedies” are essentially nothing, how do they have an adverse effect on infants?

The FDA in the U.S has raised alarm about homeopathic teething pills that may have caused seizures in babies and possibly even caused some deaths. But how can homeopathic “remedies” do this, given...

Naturally Trained, Medical Pains

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors has produced several television ads featuring Naturopathic doctors sporting white lab coats and stethoscopes highlighting their apparent medical...

When is Enough, Wnough with Homeopathy?

On the “The Current,” the CBC’s national morning show, Dr. Heather Boon, Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and I had a chance to express our views on the proposed study she is...

Why Yet Another Study of Homeopathy?

This post needs a bit of a background. A few weeks ago we noted that the Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto was organizing a trial on using homeopathic preparations for the treatment of...

If it quacks...

If it quacks …well it can’t quack anymore because its liver was removed by a homeopathic “remedy” producer. And that duck liver is enough to provide the world with “Oscillococcinum” for years....

How can a pharmacist believe the unbelievable?

How can anyone trained as a pharmacist, with courses in chemistry, biology, and physiology believe that ghostly impressions of molecules imprinted onto sugar can cure disease? Michelle Boisvert, a...

Canada Bans Citronella Based Bug Repellants

Health Canada is set to ban topical mosquito repellants that contain oil of citronella. The oil contains methyleugenol, a compound that has caused liver tumours in rats fed in large doses, but this...

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