The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Are degrees in homeopathy unjustified?

    Over the past decade, several British universities have offered bachelor of science (BSc) degrees in alternative medicine, including 6 that offer BSc degrees in homeopathy.

    Many scientists and advocates of evidence-based medicine claim that giving homeopathy scientific status is unjustified.

    They cite inconclusive evidence of efficacy, no known mechanism of action, and difficulty in gaining access to the curricula so they can pass judgment.

    On the other hand, homeopaths argue that they teach students scientific principles, including the critical analysis of evidence. Proponents also cite this study in support of homeopathic treatments.

    Nature has more on the controversy here.

    3/24/07 15:30 JR

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