Posted: Jun 13, 2010 11:37 am
by Shrunk
Ubjon wrote: There are ways of getting around trading standards laws. Primarily getting lifestyle magazines to write articles about how effective they in return for generous donations. The homeopathy companies are making no direct claims and therefore aren't required to substantiate them. Alternatively they make vague claims which people believe without realising that they don't amount to anything. Stuff like '80% of people say it worked for them' convinces many people but means absolutely nothing.

Interesting, then, that homeopaths like Nancy here will claim that there is good scientific evidence to support the efficacy of their treatments, but refuse to subject them to the same pre-marketing testing that actual drugs are subjected to.