The homeopaths are franctically spreading the good news. A new study published in the International Journal of Oncology proves that extreme dilutions not only have a biologic effect but also selectively kill cancer cells.
On 30 January 2010, British skeptics took part in a nationwide mass homeopathic 'overdose' 10:23 event. They were protesting against the endorsement of homeopathy by Boots, who claim to be "the UK's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer" and want to help their "customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible." The event was a huge success, with more than 400 skeptics participating in 11 UK cities, and, beyond the UK, in Canada, the USA and Australia. So far, surprisingly for adherents of homeopathy, no adverse effects have been reported and the skeptics were all in the best of spirits after an enormously enjoyable event.
On February 20th 2010 a UK parliamentary committee published a report on the use of National Health Service (NHS) money to provide patients with homeopathic treatment. The report was the work of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. This consists of 14 MPs drawn from the three main political parties. According to its website 'The Committee exists to ensure that Government policy and decision-making are based on good scientific and engineering advice and evidence.' It invites written and oral evidence from experts and interested parties in whatever subject it is investigating. Its meetings are open to the press and the public and its reports are available on its website. The committee makes recommendations the Government but it has no statuary authority.