Verrrrry Interesting: Homeopathy Class Action Lawsuit

Ever had it before? Well you got it again.
User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 64596
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 2796 times
Been thanked: 1761 times

Verrrrry Interesting: Homeopathy Class Action Lawsuit

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:12 pm

From Stephen Barrett's QuackWatch:

Court enables homeopathic class-action suit to proceed

A California federal judge has denied Hyland's Inc's. motion for summary judgment in a class-action suit alleging that claims that severalof its homeopathic products fight colds and influenza quickly and effectively are false and violate California law. The class-action complaint contends that (a) homeopathy is a pseudoscience, (b) the product labels are false and misleading, and (c) the company promotes unwarranted fear and distrust of standard over-the-counter medicines. The judge rejected the company's argument that federal laws preempt the plaintiffs' claims. In April 2014, the court granted nationwide class status in the case, which was filed in 2012 against Hyland's, Standard Homeopathic Co., and Standard Homeopathic Laboratories Inc. Lead plaintiffs Enzo Forcellati and Lisa Roemmich contend that the defendants misrepresented their children's cold and flu products as safe and effective even though they are "nothing more than sweetened, flavored water with . . . highly diluted concentrations of the products' so-called 'active ingredients.'" The judge said that the plaintiffs' claims raise a triable issue of fact and the suit could therefore proceed.

Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.

Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho

ImageWS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! ImageStanley Cup!Image SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!! Image

User avatar
Posts: 30983
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamps
Has thanked: 361 times
Been thanked: 598 times

Re: Verrrrry Interesting: Homeopathy Class Action Lawsuit

Postby ed » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:16 pm

- new minimalist ethos -

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19039
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Hiding under ed's bed
Has thanked: 489 times
Been thanked: 489 times

Re: Verrrrry Interesting: Homeopathy Class Action Lawsuit

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:22 pm

Very good. Let's join the class.

Return to “Medicine, Health, & Nutrition”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CCBot [Bot] and 0 guests