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Old 22nd March 2019, 07:31 AM   #1
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UK Homeopaths ordered to cease advertising CEASE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47666939

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Advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered 150 homeopaths operating in the UK to stop claiming they can cure autism.

Five of them face prosecution for advertising a treatment called Cease therapy, which has no scientific basis and is potentially harmful.

The National Autistic Society says autism is part of who people are and it is wrong to claim that it can be cured.

The Society of Homeopaths said the therapy may now be renamed.

Cease stands for the Complete Elimination of Autism Spectrum Expression. It is a form of homeopathy, based on the idea that toxins in the environment and vaccines may cause autism.

Therapists claim they can cure autism by removing these 'harmful' substances with homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements.

But there is no scientific evidence for any link between vaccines and autism, and experts say Cease therapy is potentially harmful.
If we keep chipping away at this nonsense maybe it will all be gone eventually ...
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Old 22nd March 2019, 08:04 AM   #2
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Sadly as hinted in the article it is a tad whack-a-mole, they'll rename it and start spinning their lies again pretty quick.
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Old 22nd March 2019, 08:31 AM   #3
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Still, every public discrediting helps chip away at the veneer of false respectibility.
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Old 22nd March 2019, 09:04 AM   #4
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Yep.
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Old 22nd March 2019, 09:09 AM   #5
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If they reduce their advertising to an imperceptible fraction of its current levels, they'll never be able to keep up with demand!
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Old 23rd March 2019, 03:42 AM   #6
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It's a fantastic response, really: "This cure you're selling has no scientific validity, and is potentially dangerous", "Oh that's terrible! We'll rebrand it".
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Old 23rd March 2019, 05:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
It's a fantastic response, really: "This cure you're selling has no scientific validity, and is potentially dangerous", "Oh that's terrible! We'll rebrand it".
I'm expecting a time when Homies will have to say it's "For Entertainment Purposes Only" and then they'll be all set.
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Old 24th March 2019, 01:13 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Pixel42 View Post
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47666939



If we keep chipping away at this nonsense maybe it will all be gone eventually ...
Unless we are genetically manipulated one day we will always have the tendency to believe people who tell us what we want to hear. I see no sign of this diminishing, especially with the internet.
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Old 24th March 2019, 03:44 PM   #9
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It is not clear to me who wrote
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which has no scientific basis and is potentially harmful.
Is it the author of the article or an ASA representative?
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Old 24th March 2019, 03:52 PM   #10
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Every time i am in a chemist I look for homeopathy treatments being advertised, just so I can have an argument about them.
Haven't found any yet which is disappointing for me, but actually good for everyone else.
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Old 24th March 2019, 04:35 PM   #11
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It is cheering to hear the OP's positive good news.

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Old 24th March 2019, 07:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Pixel42 View Post
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47666939



If we keep chipping away at this nonsense maybe it will all be gone eventually ...
Fingers crossed.
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Old 24th March 2019, 11:00 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by ServiceSoon View Post
It is not clear to me who wrote Is it the author of the article or an ASA representative?
Looks like it's the journalist's summary of the comments of the three people (Prof Nicola Martin, ASA's chief executive Guy Parker and Emma Dalmayne) who are quoted at length later in the article.
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Old 25th March 2019, 12:42 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
If they reduce their advertising to an imperceptible fraction of its current levels, they'll never be able to keep up with demand!
Brilliant!
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Old 13th July 2019, 05:14 AM   #15
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The UK Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) decision to accredit the Society of Homeopaths as part of its accredited registers programme is being challenged in the UK.

The PSA decided to grant the accreditation even though some Society of Homeopaths members offer CEASE therapy (which, as most people here know, is an unscientific and potentially dangerous treatment for autism that is targeted at autistic children). Please contribute to the legal challenge and share this page with your friends, family and others on social media:

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/gts-cease-psa/
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Old 28th July 2019, 02:36 AM   #16
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Over 200 people have backed this judicial review crowdfunder all about homeopaths 'curing' kids with autism. It was going to close to today, but @CrowdJusticeUK have extended it for a further 30 days:
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/gts-cease-psa/

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Old 28th July 2019, 06:16 AM   #17
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Please donate. Thank you.

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Old 28th July 2019, 07:08 AM   #18
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If we keep chipping away at this nonsense maybe it will all be gone eventually ...
New ad campaign: "10 cures the government doesn't want you to know!"
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Old 2nd August 2019, 07:49 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by p0lka View Post
Every time i am in a chemist I look for homeopathy treatments being advertised, just so I can have an argument about them.
Haven't found any yet which is disappointing for me, but actually good for everyone else.
Come to Australia, you will have plenty of opportunities
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Come to Australia, you will have plenty of opportunities
This one amused me.
This in a Kiwi airport chemist.
It “Supports a restful nights sleep, Soothes mild worry and stress[and is] Non addictive with no drowsiness
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The PSA are defending their decision, so the case (against the accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths and some of their members who promote CEASE therapy) now goes to a judge. More:
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/gts-cease-psa/
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Apparently homeopathic remedies are ineffective when it comes to treating outbreaks of Science.
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Old 28th October 2019, 01:46 AM   #23
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/...-simon-stevens

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The chief executive of the NHS has expressed his “serious concerns” about homeopathy, claiming the practice is “fundamentally flawed”.

Simon Stevens and the NHS national medical director, Stephen Powis, wrote to the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) about the possible reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths.

In the letter, dated 22 October, they said the accreditation gave a “false impression” to the public that the society’s treatments were clinically and scientifically established.
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Stevens added that he believed homeopathy was no replacement for tried and tested medical treatments. “Anything that gives homeopathy a veneer of credibility risks chancers being able to con more people into parting with their hard-earned cash in return for bogus treatments which at best do nothing, and at worst can be potentially dangerous,” he said in a statement.
You tell 'em, Simon.
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Old 28th October 2019, 06:02 AM   #24
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I'd say the Guardian writer had to write that through clenched teeth, the passive aggression comes through.
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More coverage from the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50207231
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