It is a pity that few have neither the patience nor the time for medical philosophy these days while many retain the mouth for voicing highly opinionated political ideology on healthcare in medicine. More can be read about the remarkable Dr Ledermann on his website, in a transcription of an interview I conducted with him here and in his obituary in The Times in 2005.
Ben Goldacre's book Bad Pharma endorses The Pie Man
An article in The Daily Mail reports that the Queen is never without an emergency set of homeopathic medicines and even treated one of her dogs with homeopathy. Thus it is clear that even though homeopathy has its detractors, the Labour Party, the Coalition Government and the Head of State are very protective of the people's right to choose homeopathy.
The Swiss Government has produced an official report remarkably in favour of CAM and homeopathic medicine
First they came for homeopathy, then they came for chocolate, then they came for …
It is hypocritical beyond belief selectively to say that NHS homeopathy is a waste of money and should be stopped when the cost of NHS antidepressant use (which may be no better than placebo in the majority of cases) is going through the roof.
The concerted attack on homeopathy continues. Letters using insulting and denigrating language continue to be published in the letters section of the BMJ. At the political level though, support remains strong for NHS homeopathy.
Prime Minister says he's going to sound like a homepathy in describing looking at the whole patient. The whole patient being the NHS. Most major politicians in favour of NHS homeopathy but media horrifically biased against it. Controversial anti-depressants hit all time in being prescribed on the NHS
A provocative look at alcohol, alcoholism and Prof. David Nutt's recent statement about alcohol being more dangerous to society than heroin or crack cocaine.
In an extraordinary statement, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government turns against NHS homeopathy. GPs who use homeopathy are likely to find his comment somewhat insulting.