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Primum non nocere

Posted by gimpygimpy on 03/02/2010

Mon Dieu, it’s good to be back in France. I had enough of the silly season in Slushy old England. In the end I had no choice but to publicly distance myself from the 1023 campaign. Of course they were all claiming I support them, letters from Andy the duck and all! Maybe all those remedies he swallowed did get to him in the end. Brrrr…. I shudder to think.

Still, can’t complain. Blogging out the homeopaths was easy as usual. It’s just that I keep having to use the tired old arguments like ‘Shang et al’. Shang et al, Shang at al. Even I’m getting sick of it. I know no one buys that tired old piece of manipulated research any more, but you’ve got to use what you’ve got and ignore the rest, I say. Still, difficult to stop them doing any more research while claiming they don’t have enough of it, but I manage, somehow.  Lucky the Faculty plays into our hands so easily though; they need to keep the Doctors happy! As for the Society of homeopaths, a few white lies go a long way. As if they could sponsor Research in Africa, ha-ha! Everyone knows they couldn’t afford a piss up at an AGM. Still, a white lie is ok, isn’t it- just like those little sugar pills- ‘Nothing in it’ – see!

The thing that worries me is that the homeopaths have stopped responding on my comments. It’s only the old faithful now, a bit boring really. What’s going to happen to my Google rating? Come back guys, we miss you! Really.

Regarding research, I have been requested to ask my colleagues not to mention the following research: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/19/children-given-wrong-prescriptions-hospital

Hospital doctors make mistakes in more than one in 10 prescriptions they write for children, far more than was previously thought, according to an authoritative study published today.

Errors were made in 13.2% of prescriptions written for children, according to the study covering five London hospitals and carried out by the School of Pharmacy, University of London. Even more mistakes were made by nurses who had to administer drugs, a task often entailing mixing up a solution to be injected. The study found that almost one in five drugs (19.1%) were wrongly administered.

… most of the errors that did get through led to no long-term harm, though some could have been lethal.

Primum non nocere indeed. Mums the word. Nuff said!

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