This flawed, unethical study will help fuel the multi-billion dollar homeopathic industry.

Does additional antimicrobial treatment have a better effect on URTI cough resolution than homeopathic symptomatic therapy alone? The absolute absurdity of this “published” research study is beyond mind boggling. The tragedy is that it will likely fulfill its purpose of serving as the reference cited for the phrase “clinically proven” that will appear on some … More This flawed, unethical study will help fuel the multi-billion dollar homeopathic industry.

Mayo Clinic Mysticism

I used to believe that the Mayo Clinic was a venerable institution adhering to the scientific principles and practices that resulted in superior patient care and above average clinical outcomes.  I’m not sure I had any real basis for that perception and recently I’ve come to recognize that such a perception is ill founded. What … More Mayo Clinic Mysticism

Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine – CAM

The title should be “Trying to understand Complementary and Alternative Medicine” because I simply can’t understand it – at least the medical basis for it. I’ve never really paid much attention to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and just assumed it was just something of interest to a fringe element of society. After all, there … More Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine – CAM