Why the campaign to close the RLHH? Established in 1844 it has seen more success than statins or many other “scientifically proven” drugs, many of which have been taken off the market or been recycled to treat newly invented disease names when there’s nothing new in a drug company’s pipeline to satisfy the shareholders. Prof Rachel Cooper has documented some problems with medical research (including “research” being ghost-written) in her book Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science and Prof Susan Haack did likewise with the trials into Vioxx, the arthritic drug, in her book Putting Philosophy to Work. Along the same lines, the New York Times reported that GlaxoSmithKline recently “Agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion in fines for promoting its best-selling antidepressants for unapproved uses and failing to report safety data about a top diabetes drug.”
So who wants to close the RLHH and why? Dr Le Fanu has an idea: The Witch Hunt Against Homeopathy.