Public Health Expert Criticizes USA’s FDA for New Homeopathy Regulations

Public health expert, Dana Ullman has written an article on Mercola.com that is critical of the United States Food and Drug Agency for going after homeopathic remedies instead of dealing with the pharmaceutical industry’s serious problems.

On this web site we have written a number of articles on how the pharmaceutical industry and medical industry attacks homeopathy to deflect the dangerous effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Even though homeopathy has a remarkable 200 year history of safety, the FDA, which is supposed to deal with these issues, is doing the same. This is to deflect its inability to deal with pressing issues that are causing serious harm and death such as the opioid crisis and conventional pharmacuetical drugs that have caused thousands of serious side effects including death for those taking them. Since homeopathic remedies have such a profound history of safety, (especially relative to the pharmaceutical industry), the only way they can create more regulations for homeopathic remedies is to judge that homeopathic remedies “might” cause problems.

Dana Ullman, MPH, Masters of Public Health says:

The FDA does not have a history of going after any Big Pharma company on the grounds that a drug “might” cause problems (some potential problems of the FDA prohibiting access to certain homeopathic medicines based on theoretical grounds are discussed later in this article). The previous FDA guidelines have been in use since 1988, and these guidelines provide specificity as to how homeopathic medicines can be marketed and sold.
In contrast, the new guidelines seem to allow the FDA to provide enforcement based on a vague and undefined “risk/benefit” that could change from one year or decade to another. Further, homeopathic medicines have an impressive record of safety, with relatively rare exceptions.

Read more in his article…

 

Advertisements

Is McGill University in Canada Sponsoring Attacks on Homeopathy?

A public university in Quebec Canada called McGill University and a professor there named Joe Schwarcz received millions of dollars of funding by the head of a pharmaceutical company. It was to scientifically “investigate homeopathy”. By giving the money to a public institution it was therefore tax deductible.

This head of the pharmaceutical company, also funds other anti homeopathy skeptic groups. Mr. Scwarcz was a known skeptic and opponent of homeopathy and of course a fair and scientific investigation by him from the outset was impossible.

In fact, it appears no real scientific investigation has taken place. Instead Mr. Scwarcz continued to attack homeopathy (which he was doing before) and even took out ads in major Canadian newspapers to increase the newly funded attack. He espouses that pharmaceutical medicine is the only scientific medicine.

Mr. Scwarcz has made sure that no one finds out that one of the leading research chemists and scientists was so impressed with homeopathy that he decided to study it.  Dr Lionel R Milgrom BSc, MSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC, LCH, MARH, RHom. is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and his research and articles are highly cited in leading science journals. Dr. Migrom expertly and persuasively contends that there is a definitive scientific basis for homeopathy. He joins many other professors, researchers, scientists as well as highly trained medical doctors and specialists who are very pro-homeopathy.

Media outlets have not contacted any of the multitude of these scientists and researchers to get a pro-homeopathy comment. Instead,  Mr. Scwarcz and his cohorts have, with deep pockets, dominated the media discussion on homeopathy.

With the most recent pharmaceutical industry sourced funding going to the University of McGill the question that is being asked is-  ‘Is a Canadian public institution therefore supporting and sponsoring attacks on Homeopathy?’

Homeopathy is Safe and The Lancet Medical Journal Promotes Dangerous Placebo Surgical Procedures

The Lancet, a medical journal here in the UK, has published a study concerning heart stents. Half the participants received a surgical procedure with a stent installed but then half got a “placebo” surgical procedure and in the end, did not get the heart stent put in. The results showed that both those with a stent and those without continued to experience angina heart pain after the procedure.

The study is problematic on two counts. First, tens of thousands of patients have procedures where stents are put in with the idea that it will reduce heart pain and now it is found that putting in a stent is all but useless for that.

Second, ethically, The Lancet gave approval to this study where there were serious complications from a “placebo” surgery, but surgery none the less.  As the study said: “Serious adverse events included four pressure-wire related complications in the placebo group, which required PCI, and five major bleeding events, including two in the PCI group and three in the placebo group.”

In contradistinction, Homeopathy has an over 200 year record of safety and efficacy. And the pharmaceutical, medical industry represented by The Lancet is in a fight against safe and effective homeopathy. The Lancet published a poorly cobbled together study on homeopathy, knowing the author was biased against homeopathy and the study poorly done. Experts have called the study a sham but Lancet continues its fight against safe homeopathy and supports dangerous procedures to show that double blind studies are the only arbiter of efficacy.

With Homeopathy having very positive clinical results, popularity and an increase in its market share in emerging economies the medical industry had a great fear. As a result, the conventional pharmaceutical industry started a subterfuge campaign against homeopathy stating it was unscientific and therefore more dangerous than conventional medical drugs and procedures. This was without any real substantiation. They would have you believe that it is more dangerous to take a homeopathic remedy than to get surgery. And obviously it has come to the place where the standard of care for The Lancet medical journal is surgery over safe alternatives, even sham surgery that injures.

Hard Hitting Documentary on Homeopathy About to Be Released

A documentary called “Magic Pills”, showing how homeopathy is practised world wide and the multitude of successful scientific research studies is about to be released. It also shows how much of this positive research on homeopathy has been suppressed.

Here is a quote from the web site for Homeopathy and The Magic Pills Movie:

Our current medical system is broken. It focuses on profits and disease, rather than people and wellness. It has few answers for chronic illness, and many of the treatments have side effects that can be worse than the original illness they’re meant to treat.

Homeopathy could be one of the more affordable and effective forms of medicine available. It’s been used to treat everything from Cancer to AIDS and even to prevent disease with very compelling results. There is an increasing body of evidence in the scientific literature to support the 200 years of clinical homeopathic experience, but this evidence is concealed and falsely ridiculed by a system afraid of alternatives.

Check it out here:

Magic Pills A film by Ananda More

There is Now Proof Australian Research Council Rigged Their Study of Homeopathy’s Effectiveness

At the end of the new documentary on homeopathy “Just One Drop,” there is a section on the 2015 study about the scientific validity of homeopathy done by The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. The Research Council published a negative conclusion that got world wide press.

As reported in the documentary, a subsequent investigation done by an Australian individual and other Australian homeopathy groups showed that the Council’s researchers involved in this study were terribly biased and even lied about their impartiality. The initial chair of the study was a leading outspoken skeptic of homeopathy.

At first, an impartial company with a group of researchers were fired by the Council when they presented a report that concluded that homeopathy was effective. Then the subsequent research group, under the Council’s direct guidance, created criteria for evaluating studies of homeopathy that were never used before in the evaluation of other scientific studies. This unprecedented procedure effectively blocked all studies of homeopathy that had a positive result. In response, one of the researchers interviewed on camera belligerently justified these actions by claiming ‘it was homeopathy!’ they were evaluating.

There are many dramatically positive scientific studies validating homeopathy’s effectiveness and none of these were included in their report. Many are described on this web site.

Even though there have been many complaints to the Research Council, after 2 years, there is still no substantial results of their supposed review of the lack of integrity and dishonesty by their own researchers. For more detailed information see the documentary Just One Drop.

Chairman of UK Society of Homeopaths Has Always Felt Part of Homeopathic World

Kiran Grover who is the Chairman of the Society of Homeopaths in the United Kingdom had both her grandfather and Great Uncle as a homeopath. As well, her mother trained in homeopathy.

After getting a BA and then an MA from London University and working in Whitehall, (centre of the UK government), she became a homeopath and now has a private clinic.

She warmly discusses being a professional homeopath.

 

New Film on Homeopathy Released

A new film on homeopathy has been released by Laurel Chiten (Blind Dog FIlms) who is the Producer and Director. “Just One Drop” explores the people who have been dramatically helped by homeopathy as well as the history and controversy of homeopathy.