Archive for the 'complementary medicine' Category

Herbal medicine to be regulated, says Andrew Lansley – Daily Telegraph

“The EU directive, due to take full effect in April, makes it illegal for practitioners to supply unlicensed herbal medicines. But Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said in a written ministerial statement that they would be allowed to continue if they registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Media: British Chiropractic Association v Dr Simon Singh – Law Society’s Gazette

“While the northern hemisphere is paralysed by the seismic shift that has caused the Icelandic volcano, Mt Eyjafjallajökull, to erupt, the case of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) against Dr Simon Singh promises to have an equally seismic effect on the legal landscape of libel in the UK and the defence of fair comment – especially in the area of scientific debate.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

British Chiropractic Association v Singh – WLR Daily

British Chiropractic Association v Singh [2010] EWCA Civ 350; [2010] WLR (D) 96

“A statement, made by a scientific journalist in a newspaper article, that there was ‘not a jot of evidence’ to support a professional body’s claims of certain medical benefits resulting from its members’ treatment of patients was not an assertion of fact but a statement of opinion.”

WLR Daily, 12th April 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Herbal therapists face regulation crackdown – BBC News

“The government has announced plans to force all providers of unlicensed herbal medicines to register with a regulator.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Simon Singh wins libel court battle – The Guardian

“Science writer Simon Singh today won his court of appeal battle for the right to rely on the defence of fair comment in a libel action.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals ordered to remove ‘misleading’ herbal remedy claims – Daily Telegraph

“The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has upheld a complaint over the online advertising of two remedies, Duchy Herbals Echina-Relief Tincture and Duchy Herbals Hyperi-Lift Tincture, which are sold for £10 for 50ml in selected Boots and Waitrose stores.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Alternative therapy ‘crackdown’ – BBC News

“The head of the UK’s first regulator for complementary medicine has promised to get tough with the industry and drive out cowboy therapists.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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