Homeopathy: There's Nothing in it!

Saturday, January 30 2010 at 10:00AM

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Skeptical Protestors

What's the talk about?

At 10:23am on January 30th, more than three hundred homeopathy sceptics nationwide will be taking part in a mass homeopathic 'overdose' in protest at Boots' continued endorsement and sale of homeopathic remedies, and to raise public awareness about the fact that homeopathic remedies have nothing in them.

Sceptics and consumer rights activists will publicly swallow an entire bottle of homeopathic 'pillules' to demonstrate that these 'remedies', prepared according to a long-discredited 18th century ritual, are nothing but sugar pills.

The protest will raise public awareness about the reality of homeopathy, and put further pressure on Boots to live up to its responsibilites as the 'scientist on the high street' and stop selling treatments which do not work.

If you want to get involved with the event, please contact Contact: carmenegoskeptic@gmail.com

National press enquiries should be directed to Martin Robbins (press@1023.org.uk)

You will need to buy your own Boots homeopathic remedy. Unfortunately, these are not suitable for vegans; and I must insist that if you are diabetic, you need to take extreme care if you wish to participate. These are sugar pills, and I do not want anything untoward to happen on the day.

Boots are currently selling their homeopathic remedies on a 3 for 2 offer, so it might be a good idea to pally up and split the difference. You may also wish to purchase a bottle of water.

If you keep your receipt Boots have a refund policy. They will only except 'medicines' if they are faulty. If you have any problems at your local store the Customer Care number is: 08450 70 80 90.

If you're unable to participate by necking a bunch of sucrose/lactose pills, feel free to come along anyway, as it looks set to be jolly good fun. It's also a great way to meet some of the people who attend Skeptics in the Pub events in London and Westminster, so if you've ever thought about coming along but were worried you wouldn't know anyone, Saturday 30th would be a great place to get started!

This protest will be short and sweet and hopefully very, very fun. Afterwards, we will be attending Trick or Treatment in Conway Hall. If you haven't already reserved a ticket and if there are still spaces, here's a link: http://www.cfilondon.org/2009/12/04/trick-or-treatment-alternative-medicine-on-trial/