Organization sues CVS pharmacies
to halt marketing of fake meds
I have this thing about “medications” that don’t work. Call me small-minded, but the “that don’t work” part upsets me.
So I applaud the Center for Inquiry (CFI) for suing CVS pharmacies to halt the latter’s promotion of homeopathic “remedies.” With this action, CFI takes a needful step in what promises to be a long journey—and an ugly fight—toward doing away with quackery.
What’s wrong with homeopathic “remedies”?
- Oh, nothing much, other than every carefully controlled clinical test has proven them worthless.
- That, and the fact that when people take them instead of seeking real treatment, some stay sick, some worsen, and some die—when real medicine could have saved them.
- It should be no wonder that homeopathy doesn’t work. It’s based on the twin ludicrous claims that water has memory and that diluting a noxious substance until there’s nothing left of it has a beneficial effect.
- Many brands have been shown not to contain claimed ingredients.
- Many brands have been shown to contain unclaimed ingredients, and many of those are poisons.
For more on homeopathy, read this eye-opening Science-Based Medicine post.
The Center for Inquiry, per its website, “leads the charge on promoting science, reason, critical thinking, and humanist values.” And they do a lot more than go around suing the likes of CVS, laudable as that is. One of their programs, for instance, rescues people from execution by governments not fond of citizens who think for themselves.
I just happen to be a proud member. I urge you to check out CFI and lend your support.