Tell retail pharmacies to come clean about homeopathic products
  • Petitioned John Standley

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Rite-Aid President & CEO
John Standley
Walgreens President & CEO
Gregory Wasson
CVS President & CEO
Thomas Ryan
CVS Director of Corporate Communications
Jim Hughes
Rite-Aid Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications
Karen Rugen
Walgreens Media Relations Manager
James Cohn

Tell retail pharmacies to come clean about homeopathic products

    1. Petition by

      James Randi Educational Foundation

Consumers should be able to trust their local drug store to sell products that will help them, and not deny them the facts about products that are known to be useless. Yet millions of people every year are ripped off by so-called homeopathic products that have no active ingredients.

Sign this petition to tell CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid that if they continue to sell these products, they must educate their customers about the useless products on their shelves.

Watch this video to learn more: http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/jref-news/1208-feb5video.html

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    • fanny tran BRUSSELS, UNITED STATES
      • about 3 years ago

      James Randi, the magician, is a master manipulator who is expert at mis-direction. THAT is what magicians do. His emphasis on the "dangers of homeopathy" are simply a very clever way to mis-direct people's attention away from the REAL dangers and REAL significant hyper-costs of modern medicine, especially in its increasingly common polypharmacy practices. It is more than a tad interesting that James Randi is a "climate denier," and true to irony, his usual supporters simply assert that Randi is not really a "scientist" to understand this issue (and yet, he isn't a scientist enough to still attack homeopathy!). Reference: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/12/say_it_aint_so_randi.php

      James Randi has also PROVEN himself to engage in highly questionable research that can simply be called "junk science" (http://www.homeopathic.com/Articles/Media_reports/When_TV_Science_Creates_Science_Fiction_John.html).

      There IS a significant body of clinical research, basic science research, cost-effectiveness research, and epidemiological research. Just see these references at this article:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/the-case-for-homeopathic_b_451187.html

      The fact that Randi actually says that there are no "reputable medical study of these fake drugs have shown to have no more effect other than sugar pills" suggests that he is lying, is un-informed, and/or is a master of mis-direction.

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      Dana Ulmann

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    • demetrios babalis GREENFIELD PARK, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      A l'il overview on a recent converstaion:

      Since Fanny Tran has stated:

      "I put your attention on the fact that none ever demonstrated that homeopathy is a placebo"

      I will use the words of a gentlemane who is:

      "a prominent figure in the international homeopathic medical community, contributing on multiple fronts to the investigation, practice and propogation of homeopathy. A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Physicians. he is board-certified in rheumatology and homeopathy. He currently serves as Clinical Director and Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Europe's largest integrative medical facility."

      I hope that Fanny Tran possesses the facilities to at the very least consider the weight of the words from such a "prestigious" gentleman. His name is Peter Antony Goodwin Fisher, FRCP:

      "The controversial part, of course, is the use of very high dilutions. Homeopathy uses dilutions. Very high dilutions, including so-called ultra-molecular, these are dilutions diluted beyond the point at which we know and that we are not disputing that no molecule or molecular trace of the original starting substance is present." - Peter Antony Goodwin Fisher, FRCP

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      Fanny's mindset does make me wonder:

      "The fact that Peter Anthony Goodwin Fisher admits that there is a controversial part does not prove that

      1) homeopathy is a placebo

      2) homeopathy would not be a usefull medecine

      This doctor just admits, as an honest physician, that there is something which was not yet explained by the scientists untill now ( at least according to the usual laws of chemistry and science ) in what concerns the homeopathic process of dilution."

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      I wonder, what is in these lactose sugar pills and base alcohol tinctures that holistic healing minded people claim has an effect on our material illness, diseases and such?

      Research scientists have been unable to find a single molecule or medicinal characteristic in these lactose sugar pills and base alcohol tinctures.

      What, then, assists our body's natural biological processes to "heal"?

      Inquiring minds wish to know.

      Here is a little video that may give rise to the needed scrutiny that we each may wish to take a moment with while we explore this dynamic subject:

      "CBC Marketplace - Homeopathy: Cure or Con?"

      pt.1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFKojcTknbU

      pt.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIr3Lo9zlLs

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    • L B NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • over 3 years ago

      Do you need the money that much that you contribute to defauding your customers?

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    • Jeff Pinard GRAND RAPIDS, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Pharmacies - please put health and honesty above profit.

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    • Ron Richter ERIE, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      Homeopathic products are simply a scam. Hiding behind pseudo-latin names and magical powers are nothing but water and sugar. People must be informed about this practice.

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