Homeopathic teething tablets recalled

TGA has advised that the products, which contain belladonna, should be returned to their place of purchase.

US FTC says homeopathy marketing claims “likely misleading and in violation of Act”

Efficacy and safety claims are to be held to the same standard as other OTC drug claims

Edzard Ernst on why he changed his mind about homeopathy

Noted skeptic interviewed by BBC on the price he’s paid for not believing in pseudomedicine

World Homeopathic Awareness Week

April 10th marks the 258th birthday of the Samuel Hahnemann the progenitor of Homeopathy. Fittingly it is also the beginning of World Homeopathic Awareness Week which has been celebrated internationally since 2005. The theme for the 2013 Awareness Week is “Homeopathy for Trauma & Disasters”. In a colourful and cheery brochure,…

Homeopaths offer cures for whooping cough

With many parts of Australia in the grips of a whooping cough epidemic, homeopaths are making claims they can cure or treat the illness. An article from Adelaide Now describes homeopathic remedies including belladonna and phosphorus are being recommended for whooping cough. The article incorrectly describes homeopathic remedies as “herbal”…

UK Government committee recommends public funds pulled from homeopathy

Report concludes UK National Health Service should cease funding homeopathy Recommend no further clinical trials of homeopathy. Evidence shows homeopathy doesn’t work. Explanations for why homeopathy works are “scientifically implausible.” Committee views homeopathy as placebo. In a stunning move announced this evening Australian time, members of parliament in the UK…

Action taken against Homeopathy websites for misleading advertising

Two websites run by Homeopathy Plus! have been ordered to remove misleading and unverified information pertaining to homeopathic immunisation and flu treatment, following a ruling by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The rulings were passed down in response to a complaint made by Dr Ken Harvey of the LaTrobe School of…

What really gets taught in homeopathy school

Three years ago, David Colquhoun, Professor of Pharmacology at University College London and blogger at Improbable Science, requested course information from the University of Central Lancashire, UK about the contents of their homeopathy classes. His request was denied by the University, but this was recently overturned by the Information Commissioner…