Skeptics and Pharmaceutical Companies Encourage Self Treatment- Its Big Business

One of the biggest false criticisms of homeopaths is that they will prevent someone or a child from getting emergency or acute medical care while they are doing homeopathy. This has been disproven both in the UK and in India.

In India, where homeopathy is well established,  homeopaths work in hospitals and clinics side by side with conventional medical doctors. And when someone sees a professional homeopath in the UK they get MORE engaged in their health care and are in fact, MORE likely to seek diagnosis and care from conventional medical facilities. Homeopaths encourage seeing a medical doctor and getting conventional testing during homeopathic treatment.

But more importantly and tragically, the deflection that pharmaceutically funded skeptic groups are practising is to take away the heat from the fact that the over the counter medication business is BIG BUSINESS. They want to protect that. Last year 34.5 BILLION US dollars in the USA was spent on over the counter medications. Here in the UK over 2.47 BILLION British pounds was spent last year on over the counter medications. [statistica.com]

This is an enormous amount and the sales of over the counter medications encourages self diagnosis and self medication by MILLIONS of people. Even cortisone laden drugs are now available over the counter. This type of activity is advertised and PROMOTED by drug companies. It is too easy for someone to give their children an over the counter medication for a serious problem rather than seeing a professional. Skeptics would like you to ignore that inconvenient truth.

And lets not forget that there are many terrible side effects from these over the counter drugs. Tragically, the leading cause of liver failure in children is  Paracetamol also called acetaminophen.

So lets get real. Homeopathy has an incredible 200 year history of safety and efficacy. Registered homeopaths are conscientious professionals you can rely upon for safe and effective medical care in conjunction with conventional diagnostic resources.

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7 Responses

  1. Please tell us about these “pharmaceutically funded skeptic groups”.

  2. Great point you are making! Whether someone is a skeptic shill for the drug companies or just an accidental skeptic by virtue of wanting to protect “science” they are contributing to this huge problem. Alternatives are a healthy way of giving patients new perspectives and treatments of their health in a much safer way.

  3. Henness: Exactly my point! You are deflecting away from the real problem this post raises about the skeptic position by asking peripheral questions. A tactic that slimy politicians use. You don’t really come here to have an honest discussion but just want to tear down.

    In any case: https://homeopathyresource.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/what-does-coca-cola-the-pharmaceutical-industry-and-the-anti-homeopathy-group-sense-about-science-have-in-common/

  4. homeopathyresource said:

    Exactly my point!

    Sorry, what was your point?

    You are deflecting away from the real problem this post raises about the skeptic position by asking peripheral questions.

    How is it p[eripheral when it’s in the title of your post and in the body and you use that as the basis for your argument yet fail to substantiate it?

    <blockquote?A tactic that slimy politicians use.They may well do, but we’re not talking about them are we?

    You don’t really come here to have an honest discussion but just want to tear down.

    Well, if you can’t substantiate the allegations you make, you undermine your own argument all by yourselves.

    As for Sense About Science – and I certainly can’t speak for them about the allegations that article makes against them – when was the last time they did something about homeopathy? Or is it you who is guilty of trying to deflect away from the real problem?

  5. Your history on other web sites is pretty convincing. And you still have not addressed either the facts of the post or about the deflection tactics you and other skeptics are using. Are you only just here to waste my time and make non-substantive barbs in the form of questions?

  6. homeopathyresource said:

    Your history on other web sites is pretty convincing.

    Sorry, convincing of what? And what has that got to do with your substantiation of the allegation about “pharmaceutically funded skeptic groups” you make here?

    And you still have not addressed either the facts of the post or about the deflection tactics you and other skeptics are using. Are you only just here to waste my time and make non-substantive barbs in the form of questions?

    I asked you about the ‘facts’ in your post yet you have still not answered. All you’ve done is throw around accusations about some other organisation or other and attempt to deflect from providing an answer that was directly about what you said in your post. Can you now answer that so we can move on to other things you say?

  7. OK we will discuss in question-speak as you wish.

    Was the reference to the other post and the reporting by reputable journalists about the link between skeptic organizations and pharmaceutical companies not good enough for you?

    Are you having trouble seeing the facts on this post? Are the statistics and the reputable source of those statistics not good enough for you?

    Why are you avoiding the main point of this post?

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