Anti-homeopathy ‘skeptic’ groups funded by Big-Pharma

Sense about Science, a well funded anti-homeopathy skeptic organization in the United Kingdom, complained about a consumer’s group’s assertion that they represent and are funded by the pharmaceutical industry in their attacks on homeopathy. But after further investigation, more pharmaceutical company and allied industry affiliations and fundings have been uncovered.

The consumer group, H:MC21 wrote in response to Sense about Science:

You quote us as saying that Sense About Science “received over 35% of its donation funding from the pharmaceutical industry between 2004 and 2009”, but then refer only to funding “from pharmaceutical companies”. As a result of the investigation following your email, we have found that our original claim about Sense About Science’s funding was too conservative. In fact Sense About Science appears to have received an average of 42.3% of its total income between 2004 and 2010 from pharmaceutical companies or organisations clearly linked to the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, the year Sense About Homeopathy was published, there was a huge leap in such funding, from £37,300 (36.9% of total income) to £102,165 (51.2% of total income). Full details are included in Appendix 1.

The Canadian skeptic organization called Centre for Inquiry, which is another anti-homeopathy skeptic group, is almost entirely funded by a director of a pharmaceutical company. They have initiated a law suit against a homeopathic manufacturer and retail pharmacy selling homeopathic remedies. Surely a business setting up a ‘charity’ with the intention of hurting their business competitors is breaking some law?

Both groups are attempting to stop consumers’ choice of alternative health modalities and stop the sale of homeopathic remedies.

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6 Responses to Anti-homeopathy ‘skeptic’ groups funded by Big-Pharma

  1. Kate Birch & Cilla Whatcott October 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    We’re curious to see where you are getting this information, as it’s a concern of everyone who practices alternative medicine.

    Have you been receiving any negative feedback?

    As most Homeopaths would agree to, we know the benefits to Homeopathic remedies and will do all that we can to make sure the community, specifically parents, are informed.

    Happy to see you’re following this issue closely. Keep us posted!

    • homeopathyuk October 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

      Hi Kate, nice website (http://hpsolution.org/) 🙂

      I hope you are doing well in Minneapolis.

      The blog received some negative feedback at the start, but I just don’t approve any comments from skeptics (unless I feel they are making a valid point). Everytime I do an article on skeptics or big-pharma I get a big spike in the number of site visitors & I can see they are all coming through Twitter. I presume the various groups have a Google Alert set up & then tweet about me.

      Good luck in your endeavours, have you heard of the work of Dr Tinus Smits in eradicating the damage caused by vaccines using isopathy ( http://www.tinussmits.com/3734/home.aspx)?

      Kind regards

      Alan

      • Kate Birch & Cilla Whatcott October 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

        Alan,

        Thank you so much for your speedy reply! 🙂 A second Thank You for the compliment about our blog- we’re working hard at keeping it updated each week. So if you are wanting to following Homeopathic work in the US we invite you to comment– seeing as your highly educated and know your stuff, it’s always nice to have other’s voice their knowledge on our cause.

        We’re happy to see you’ve been able to control the negative feedback on your blog. I guess with any sort of “alternative” to any issue, there will be those who don’t agree and just have to make their voice known.

        And we have not heard of this Dr. Tinus Smits, but his work is right up our alley! (Vaccine Alternatives) Awesome, thank you so much for sharing his link with us. It’s always nice to see more on the same path.

        Lastly (without making this too long) have you ever considered writing a guest post for other bloggers? Having read several of your posts we would love to feature you as a guest blogger one week. — We can chat about this more through email if you’d like!

        Best Wishes,
        Kate Birch & Cilla Whatcott

        • homeopathyuk October 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

          Ha, that’s o.k…I just happened to be editing the blog 🙂
          I think regular updates are the key…& be prepared for the long-haul. I’ll certainly comment & add you to my blog-role.
          As for skeptics, well it’s your blog, you decide the content. You don’t need to worry about it. I debated with them at the start until I got bored, then just blocked them!
          I’d recommend Dr Smits’ work, that group have incredible results with removing all traces of autism…it’s a simple protocol if you are interested. (I’m not claiming I could do that, just that I know their protocol ha!)
          I’d be honoured to be a guest on your site…my fees are $10,000 an article. Either that or a cup of tea if I’m ever in Minneapolis!
          Are you going to do a post about the leptospirosis homeoprophylaxis in Cuba (http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/research/research-and-the-society/research-news/cuban-vaccine-test/)?

          Kind regards

          Alan

  2. Kate Birch & Cilla Whatcott October 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    You are very right, regular updates are the key! Sometimes hard to do, but once you get in a routine, it gets easier.

    Many thanks for recommending Dr. Smits’ work! We actually just recently published a book titled, The Solution- Homeoprophylaxis: The Vaccine Alternative, (Hints our question regarding vaccine alternatives earlier) — There are major connections between Autism and children who received vaccinations at a very young age. We can’t wait to read his material further and see where we connect on the issue.

    In regards to your question about Leptospirosis Homeoprophylaxis in Cuba — that’s actually covered in our book! It’s so great that you ask about it because we have arranged to dedicate a post to that in the coming week, or so. I would be happy to send you that link once we’ve posted it! Keep your eyes out for that.

    And while $10,000 may be a bit out of our range for your guest post, we do enjoy tea! Minneapolis can be dreary at times, so tea is the perfect fix 🙂 We don’t have to get into details about a guest post via your comment thread, but we’d love to arrange a post from you here soon– can we best contact you through the email you have listed? Twitter, Facebook, or any other platform?

    Best Wishes,
    Kate Birch & Cilla Whatcott

  3. homeopathyuk October 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi Kate & Cilla

    You can contact me by email, it is listed in my ‘contact me’ section.

    Kind regards

    Alan

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