Article Archive for January 2006

More on magic magnets and the NHS
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 27 January 2006
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The Prescription Pricing Authority, who approved the magnetic device say simultaneously that for a device to be included it “must be cost-effective” and “There is no judgement offered about whether a product in the Drug Tariff is more (or less) efficacious than any other, or the placebo effect.”. The mind boggles.

Open University quacks
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 23 January 2006
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The Open University course K221: delusions in a good university

BBC2 TV on Alternative Medicine
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 9 January 2006
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A good chance was missed to convey the facts and the science. Well below the BBC’s usual standard for science programmes.

The dilemmas of Alternative Medicine
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 9 January 2006
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Use of alternative medicine, even as a placebo, raises problems that are rarely considered.

Cherie’s magic magnets on the NHS
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 9 January 2006
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A report in the Sunday Times says the magnetic devices for leg ulcers have been approved for prescription on the NHS despite there being next to no evidence that they work. Cherie Blair is said to approve.