Posted: Jun 21, 2010 4:17 am
by Goldenmane
Someone's seriously using thalidomide as an argument that proper testing is bad or some shit?

Thalidomide never underwent proper testing before it was released, in most places. The company producing it touted it as a fucking wonder-drug, and most people just took their fucking word for it. Indeed, the FDA refused approval because the claims weren't backed up with proper testing data, which is why there was little impact in the US.

What this has to do with homeopathy, which rests upon the thoroughly ludicrous notion that distilled water that's been shaken around a bit can cure anything other than dehydration is beyond me.