Should homeopathy be banned on the NH...

Should homeopathy be banned on the NHS? | Poll

There are 143 comments on the The Guardian story from Mar 19, 2012, titled Should homeopathy be banned on the NHS? | Poll. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Edzard Ernst, professor of complementary medicine at Exeter University, says homeopathy is ' biologically implausible ' and should not be offered on the NHS.

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Delhi, India

#174 Sep 8, 2012
Nuggin wrote:
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Really, present me with the double blind study which confirmed this.
The Spanish Flu fatality rate in the US was about 3%.
If a homeopathic doctor saw 50 patients, we'd expect that 1-2 would die. That doesn't mean that the doctor saved 48 patients.
It means that the fatality rate was 3%.
Look, I'll make this very simple for you-
The process by which you manufacture homeopathic material CONTRADICTS the way you take the same material.
In other words, if ONE is correct, the other must be false.
You can no produce homeopathic material using dilution AND take homeopathic cures orally.
Dumb Jackass.

Since: Sep 07

Los Angeles, CA

#175 Sep 8, 2012
Iqbal wrote:
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Dumb Jackass.
Wow, what a well thought out response to the facts I presented.

You made a claim - that the common flu was fatal 60% of the time.
I pointed out that the deadliest flu in recorded history, the Spanish Flu, had a fatality rate of 3% of the real world and 6% in places like India where "washing" is uncommon and where cows crapping where you produce your food is considered lucky.

And that's your response?

No wonder you fall for crap like homeopathy

Conder, Australia

#176 Sep 12, 2012
dr george wrote:
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So what is so special in allopathic drugs
If you do not understand the basic principles of evidence based medicine and pharmaceutical trials then please go back to university and study science based medicine so you can legitimately claim the title 'Dr'.

I am not surprised that Australia has so many Indian doctors. These are the real doctors who understand biology, chemistry, etc and are escaping the psuedoscientific nonsense of homeopathy and ayurvedic being peddled and supported by ignorant and/or corrupt politcians in India.

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