Pharmacists and Quackery

Over a number of years I have been involved in some attempts to limit the effect of quackery in pharmacy, speaking at the British Science Festival at a Royal Pharmaceutical Society debate, speaking out about the regulation of homeopathic pharmacies, and trying in the past to change the Royal Pharmaceutical…

Self-Selection Pressures

Next time you are waiting outside a doctor’s surgery, imagine that instead of rummaging through some old golfing magazines, you could wander around looking at shelves full of empty packets of prescription only medicines. Perhaps you have a bad chest? Self-select some ciprofloxacin. Worried about your weight and your ancestors…

Homeopathy and Pharmacy

The House of Commons select committee on science and technology has been examining homeopathy, and their report has been just been released. The main focus will be on the committee's view that both NHS funding and MHRA licencing should be withdrawn. I'll focus on the parts related more directly to…
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