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Homeopathy = DANGER!!!

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Just after the recommendation of the french government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin to make some homeopathic "medecines" no more reimbursed by the french social security, the Boiron Labs started a large manipulation campaign. They have actually published in the press (and on their web site) a petition in favor of homeopathic medecines (but can we really call that "medicines"...). The core of the manipulation is to make the signatories of this petition testify to the efficiency of homeopathic products. Can a drug be proved efficient only by the testimonies of some consumers???! That's really an anti-scientific attack, ignoring all the successfull achievements of the medical science, and more generally of the scientific method.

Boiron claims that many "scientific" publications prove the efficiency of homepathic products!!! It makes me laughing, the only known publication in a trustable and REALLY INDEPENDENT scientific journal was the famous article of Pr. Benveniste (INSERM) in "Nature" supposed to prove a kind of "memory of water". His results have never been successfully reproduced by other researchers, results that were shown afterwards to be actually a load of hogwash...
But homeopathy is a bit like a religion, I even claim it is a kind of sect. All the criteria listed in the first parliamantary report about sects (french parliament) fit to the description of homeopathy: a belief, a guru (Hanemann), a complex of persecution, a fairly profitable business etc
Therefore, homeopaths reaction about this scandal was the one we could expect from a sect member: speaking about a plot, about some organized disinformation coming from the "scientistie lobby" and other rubbish of the same fashion.

Believe it or not, HOMEOPATHY IS DANGEROUS! Through its complete non-efficiency, it prevents some people from getting a suitable treatment at the very beginning of their disease, even when it is a serious one (note that a flu for instance is really a VERY SERIOUS DISEASE for old people or babies, and if you treat that without a drug that stops the temperature before it's too high, these fragile persons are in a vital hazard. Using only homeopathy in such a case can be VERY dangerous, since it will never moderate the temperature). The following sites are written only in french unfortunately...

In the early 90's, the french national council of the order of physicians decided that homeopathy must be submitted to a ``real'' scientific evaluation (because it has never been done yet). We're still waiting for the result of this evaluation ... ;-)

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