Monthly Archives: March 2010

“Straw men” lacking integrity.

March 29, 2010
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“Straw men” lacking integrity.

  One of the things that makes amuses when reading sceptic blogs is the impression they seem to have that all CAM practitioners must be delusional and the public should go to “real doctors” for treatment, because all their interventions have been subjected to rigorous scrutiny?? Before I am accused by the sceptics of...

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Study investigating whether manipulation of the upper cervical spine could reduce blood pressure

March 28, 2010
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Study investigating whether manipulation of the upper cervical spine could reduce blood pressure

  Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Begins Patient Recruiting for a Study on Chiropractic and High Blood Pressure Published on December 1, 2009 December 1, 2009 (Davenport, IA) — Researchers at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) clinic facility, 741 Brady St., Davenport, on the campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, are looking...

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GCC regulatory report, 656 complaints in 2009.

March 25, 2010
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GCC regulatory report, 656 complaints in 2009.

Two blips in the number of complaints received since 2000. In 2005 when the BCA used the GCC to mess up the UCA and made 80 complaints against the UCA executive and in  2009 when the sceptics used the GCC to go after BCA members and made 626 complaints.

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Bogus Claims and drug promotion

March 19, 2010
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Bogus Claims and drug promotion

Rupert Cornwell: The vast cost of drug promotion puts judgement in doubt Independent Friday, 19 March 2010 Links between the big drug companies and doctors have become increasingly controversial in the US, as the pharmaceutical industry showers physicians each year with billions of dollars in the shape of free samples, speaking fees and perks...

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How are the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Council going to deal with Zeno’s complaints

March 17, 2010
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How are the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Council going to deal with Zeno’s complaints

This are the General Chiropractic Council’s answers ( in red) to my Freedom of Information request relating to their  dealings with the Sceptics complaints and the financial relationship BCA president Richard Brown has with the GCC. 1. How many of the complaints made by Alan Hennes and Simon Perry have gone before the Investigating...

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Check out sceptics blogs, they are getting very emotional about the fall of their great leader.

March 16, 2010
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Check out sceptics blogs, they are getting very emotional about the fall of their great leader.

Sceptics seem to get rather upset with anyone who criticise the pope of Scepticism the infallible professor Ezard Ernst  I have never met Edzard Ernst, however I can say with confidence he has very little understand of what goes on in my practice. Because  I do not find professor Ernst a “sweet and mild...

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“Regulators like the General Chiropractic Council have different and inconsistent methods of engaging with patients”

March 1, 2010
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“Regulators like the General Chiropractic Council have different and inconsistent methods of engaging with patients”

The article below appears in the Health Service Journal. I am not against regulation, I am against bad regulation. Regulation should be there to protect the people who use the service, not to settle interprofessional disputes, or  ex girlfriends with a grudge or for the anti CAM brigade. I am not making excuses for...

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