A. Picazo: On Homeopathy, Health Canada Must End The Double Standard

This column appeared on the CBC on December 11, 2016. Until recently, homeopathic remedies sold in the United States enjoyed many of the same privileges — including the freedom to claim they could treat or cure specific ailments or diseases — as real, science-based medicine. The difference? Peddlers of homeopathy weren’t required to provide the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Central Dogma of Alternative Medicine – Dr. David Gorski

Orac brings the pain to the masters(?) of woo.   Filed under: Media, Medicine, Science Tagged: Alternative Medicine, CAM, Magic, Reiki, Woo

Dead Wild Roses: All You Need to Know About Dr.OZ

One video, sixteen minutes equals deep insight into how American society runs.  (Hint: Most likely not for your benefit.)   I grow tired of hearing arch-conservatives rail on about the evils of regulation and how it stifles industry.  People die because of deregulation and lax standards – but somehow the profit motive trumps all that ...

Dead Wild Roses: Let’s Chalk Up Another Child’s Death to Alternative Medicine

    Ah yes, purveyors of Woo this is your fault.  This isn’t Big Pharma, this isn’t biased studies, or any of the mendacity that you preach – the death of this child is squarely and completely on you.  The CBC reports: “Criminal charges are pending against a Calgary mother who police allege relied on holistic ...

Dead Wild Roses: Edmonton Alternative Medicine – Quackery Descends in my Hometown

    Why oh why do people still want to normalize the use of magic and illusion into the practice of medicine? We’ve spent decades codifying and rooting out the bullshit practices and have steeled ourselves against ‘good common sense’ notions and looked where the evidence points us.  There is no mystery to evidence based medicine ...