British Medical Journal’s Handbook of Clinical Evidence

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The Pie gets more emphatic!

19 Nov 2009|

The Pie Man has the noble duty of delivering this pie chart to those who jeer at homeopathy and CAM because they consider them to be less than evidence-based. In the name of truth and beauty*, the Pie Man attempts to make it clear that most of common conventional medical [...]

First Strike for the Pie Man

05 Apr 2009|

In my last post, I warned that anybody using ‘lack of evidence' as a club with which to bash homeopathy or other well-established complementary medical approaches exclusively - will be visited by the Pie Man. The Pie Man exists purely to bring closer to the attention of these critics that [...]

The Pie Man Cometh!

18 Mar 2009|

Welcome to my new column The Pie Man Strikes Again! Now what has a Pie Man got to do with medicine? What has a Pie Man got to do with the holy grail of evidence-based medicine? Allow me to explain... There are some doctors around today so eminent that I've [...]

Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

18 Oct 2008|

On Monday night, the 20th October 2008, I will attend a debate at University College London at 7.00 pm. The motion is: 'This House believes homeopathy should not be available on the NHS’ The debate is free and open to all and this is how you get there. Speaking against [...]

The BMJ pie that doth mislead us all

12 Oct 2008|

Maybe I should give up talking about how homeopathy has served this country well for nearly 200 years. I thought I presented a convincing expose of the apparent ‘evidence basis’ of orthodox medicine using a pie (chart) published by that well-known supporter of all things alternative, there wacky and charlatan [...]

The BMJ Pie that doth mislead us all

12 Oct 2008|

Maybe I should give up talking about how homeopathy has served this country well for nearly 200 years. I thought I presented a convincing expose of the apparent ‘evidence basis’ of orthodox medicine using a pie published by that well-known supporter of all things alternative, see wacky and charlatan – [...]