Homeothapy skeptics plan mass overdose on useless pills

January 22, 2010

A United Kingdom anti-homeothaphy group -- which calls itself 10 23 (Avogadro's constant) -- is planning a mass protest. This group's website announces:

At 10:23am on January 30th, more than 300 homeopathy sceptics nationwide will be taking part in a mass homeopathic 'overdose' .

The UK newspaper The Independent reports that

"More than 300 people who style themselves as 'homoeopathy sceptics' will each swallow an entire bottle of homoeopathic pills in protest at the continued marketing of homoeopathic medicines by Boots, the high street chemist chain."

While waiting for any reports of ill-effects from this "overdose", you can read the statement about "Homeothapy, what's the harm?" on 10.23's website .

Comments:

#1 asanta on Friday January 22, 2010 at 1:12pm

I wish I could get up a group here in the USA. It should be an annual event. I hope it grows!

#2 Kathy Orlinsky on Friday January 22, 2010 at 1:13pm

Don’t some homeopathic products contain other ingredients that could be harmful in large doses?  I’m thinking of Zicam, for example, which may have led to loss of the sense of smell.

How does anyone really know what’s in those homeopathic pills?  Sure, there are no ‘active’ ingredients but how well are the inactive ingredients labeled?

#3 UlsterScots432 on Sunday January 24, 2010 at 5:59pm

that actually would be funny.  If they want to spice it up, they will demand that God smote them for their sin of not believing in the pills.

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