US/FDA Extends Approval Nonsense to Homeopathic Medicines

On November 15th, the US/FDA announced a new policy for homeopathic drugs. You can read the press release here if you like.  They US/FDA has announced that  for homeopathic medicines,”Efficacy and Safety Claims Are Held to Same Standard as Other OTC Drug Claims” Is this good news?

It might be good news, if the  efficacy and safety claim standards for other OTC drugs were useful.  It might be good news, if the standard efficacy and safety claim standards for other OTC drugs made sense.

Claims to NOT CURE – Approved

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What is the difference between Health and Illness?

Our medical systems do not study health and hardly study illness, preferring the concept of ‘disease’, which is controlled by the medical profession.  As a result, there are no useful definitions of health or illness to be found in medical reference texts. There is also no simple definition of disease. We can only say that “a disease is what a doctor diagnoses“.  It is sometimes said that “A patient visits a doctor with an illness, and goes home with a disease.Continue reading

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Which Supplements are Healthiest?

If you want to know which supplements are best, there are two independent researchers in the English language world. If you know of another, please tell me. Both publish their methodology, how they evaluate products, and update their methodology on a regular basis. They don’t reference or quote each other, because they are selling “information about multivitamins”. They are in competition.

There is no medical science of supplements, only a science of products. There is no medical science of healthiness, only of illness. How can we find out which supplements are healthiest?  Continue reading

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The Rise of Medical Chauvinism

Medical Chauvinism: the belief in one single practice of medicine, excluding all others as alternatives of little value.

Chauvinism: “Excessive or prejudiced support for one’s own cause, group, or sex” (gender). Oxford English Dictionary. “undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs or has belonged” Merriam-Webster.

Medical chauvinisms are on a steady rise. Chauvinism is often a combination of ignorance and marketing.  Continue reading

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Miracle Cures vs. Real Cures

We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure for all diseases.” Thomas Browne

Cures are miracles.  Anyone who can cure, is eligible for sainthood. Such is the mystique of cures and curing. But, anyone who claims to cure any disease or medical condition is banished, treated more like the devil, or a ‘quack’ who is promoting ‘pseudo-science’. No self-respecting doctor would claim to cure.  Training for nurses and other medical workers often advises “never use the word ‘cure“. Cures are considered impossible, or at least very unlikely, suspicious even when they occur.

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