Homeopathy Critics Plan Mass Overdose

Group hatches OD to protest sale of homeopathic remedies
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2010 3:24 AM CST
Homeopathy Critics Plan Mass Overdose
Critics say there is no scientific evidence to back up claims that homeopathic medicine are effective against conditions like migraine, arthritis and depression.    (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A group that says homeopathy is quackery is planning to prove its point by "overdosing" en masse with homeopathic medicines outside outlets of British pharmacy chain Boots. The Merseyside Skeptics Society says the OD is to protest at Boots profiting from an "unscientific and absurd pseudoscience." The group says customers are being misled into thinking homeopathy is real medicine and that could jeopardize their health.

"The 'overdose' is a dramatic way of demonstrating to the public that these remedies have literally nothing in them," a spokesman for the group tells the Telegraph. If eating an entire box of homeopathic sleeping pills fails to send one person to sleep, then how on earth can their sale be justified?" The group expects hundreds of people to attend the overdoses in cities across the UK.
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