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…

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 The main focus will be on the committee's view that both NHS funding and MHRA licencing should be withdrawn.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…

Notoriety is no defense

The Guardian's Health Editor Sarah Boseley is an individual who I find generally fair, non-sensationalist and accurate on the reporting of health issues. Today she reports on the forthcoming Wakefield GMC trial and notes one possible problem with the proceedings. The GMC hearings, scheduled to last 14 weeks, are likely…