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Absurdity of Oscillococcinum: ASA FAC ruling

Posted 19 September 2012

This is a story of money, of failure of appropriate interpretation of evidence, of a legal process trumping facts. This is a story of consumers being screwed.

This is not a story of whether homeopathy works or does not work – it is about whether evidence and proof is less strong than personal opinion, and of whether “experts” can be believed or even trusted.

This is a story of whether a “belief” should be superseded by the accumulation of evidence and facts that contradicts that belief, and how strongly a commercial company will fight back to keep making money even if the product is actually useless.

 

What is Oscillococcinum?

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic alternative “medicine” marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. The preparation is derived from duck liver and heart, diluted to “200C” – a ratio of one part duck offal to 100200 parts water (which Read the rest

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