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Oh Happy days

Posted by gimpygimpy on 23/02/2010

Ach this is a happy day for all, ja!

The committee for science and Tech has squashed the homeopaths! If has punched them in the vitalist organs. That is eine joke, ja!

Not sure why I have this German accent coming into my head today. Strange. It’s just that I get so excited  because we have made a big step towards exterminating the homeopaths.  Alzo I feel a certain thrill deep inside, ja!

We got a huge media response!  Everyone is publishing us while  their cancer research will vanish into oblivion just like the Cuban one did. No medical journal will publish those while we have a say! It is good to have control. Ja? Ja!

True that I have chosen to ignore the following sentence from the report

While the Government acknowledges there is no evidence that homeopathy works beyond the placebo effect (where a patient gets better because of their belief in the treatment), it does not intend to change or review its policies on NHS funding of homeopathy.

Never mind, nothing is perfect. We have taken homeopathy away from those with no means, now it is only for those with money to spare (And who has money to spare in the old UK, ja!) But we cannot rest here. We must plan out campaign carefully. Vot I propose to is that we organize a mass burning of homeopathic books in every town square next to Boots. Then we break the boots windows, lots of glass, ja!  That will only be the start. We have the means and we have the technology to exterminate the rest of the résistance. Homeopaths should literally be round up and put away, maybe in special camps. We cannot rest until we have come to a final solution to this problem. Yes I know there are many, many people who use homeopathy, but why should that stop us, it never stopped us before. These people do not know what they are doing, they are stupid ignorant animals and they should not be given the freedom to choose.

The good thing is we have saved a grand total of 9 million pounds, 0,0001% of the NHS budget, so they can now use the money to sponsor more research on drugs like these:

Dr. Scott S. Reuben, a former member of Pfizer Inc.’s speakers’ bureau accused last year of perpetrating one of the biggest research frauds in medical history, was charged today in a federal court in Boston with falsifying medical research studies.

Reuben, formerly chief of acute pain at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz accused Reuben of accepting a $75,000 grant from Pfizer to research the effectiveness of pain medication Celebrex for a 2005 study in which no patients were actually enrolled. Prosecutors allege that Reuben made up the data, which he subsequently published in the medical journal “Anesthesia & Analgesia.”

The data supported the conclusion that Celebrex was effective in helping post-operative patients who had received a particular type of knee surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament. “Anesthesia & Analgesia” later had to retract 10 papers written by Reuben, and medical experts at the time said at least 21 journal articles by the anesthesiologist appeared to be fabricated.

Reuben’s studies had been considered pioneering at the time they were published. His data had supported the use of two of Pfizer’s major products — Celebrex and Lyrica — in combination to treat certain types of post-operative pain.

Pfizer said it had supported five of Reuben’s research initiatives. Pfizer, which declined at the time to reveal how much it paid Reuben over the years to be part of its speakers’ bureau, said the company played no part in the fraud.

Last March, Reuben was dismissed from his position at Baystate Medical Center after an audit revealed he had been inventing data for as many as 13 years.

Like I said, it is good to have control! Ja vohl.


2 Responses to “Oh Happy days”

  1. La Sycophant said

    Despite my obvious association with Le France, I quite like the German tone today – it does have a certain je ne sais quoi that suggests jack boots marching down to Boots (get it 🙂 ) and sweeping all those homeopathic remedies off the shelves.
    Having them on the shelves next to the REAL EVIDENCE based medicine confuses people.
    People should know that 13% of all NHS treatments are evidence based!

  2. warhelmet said

    Drugs are good, mkay?

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