CVS, Homeopathy, and the DC Court System — What’s Happening?
September 7, 2018 by

Earlier this summer I filed a consumer protection lawsuit in the D.C. Superior Court against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., alleging that their stores commit fraud by displaying homeopathic products alongside science based medicine both in their brick-and-mortar stores and online. The wheels of justice turn notoriously slowly, so I wanted to take this opportunity to fill …

Britt Hermes and the Naturopath’s Path Out
October 27, 2017 by

“I believed I was a real doctor.” So said Britt Hermes, a former naturopathic doctor who later came to recognize naturopathic medicine as a fraud, and now dedicates her efforts toward exposing its nonsense. But before we even get to the case Hermes makes against naturopathy today, one has to grapple with the fact that …

David Gorski: Quackery, Limitless in Abundance
October 27, 2017 by

What on earth is going on in academic medicine? From David Gorski’s presentation today, I learned that an association of schools with fake-medicine facilities exists, the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine, has over 70 member academic medical centers, which is up from only eight in 1999. What? Gorski recounted a long list of deeply troubing …

Harriet Hall on Functional Medicine: Redundant and Full of Babble
October 28, 2016 by

Harriet Hall, the Skepdoc, joins us to talk about “functional medicine,” a term that was fairly new to me. Here’s what Wikipedia says functional medicine is: Functional medicine is a form of alternative medicine which proponents say focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems. Uh oh. Practitioners attempt to …