Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Ever had it before? Well you got it again.
User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 20778
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1311 times
Been thanked: 1093 times

Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:34 am

Strange happenings in Germany:

Woman who discovered German homeopaths on hallucinogenic drug describes 'scene of horror'

The owner of a German convention centre where almost 30 delegates at an alternative medicine conference were hospitalised after taking a hallucinogenic drug has described the “scene of horror” as she found them screaming on the ground.

Stefka Weiland, manager of the Tanzheimat Inzmühlen in Handeloh, said that a week after the incident she was still “shocked to the core”.

German media had described how the 29 “Heilpraktikers” , including homeopaths and naturopaths, were found “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps”.

Ms Weiland told NDR that she went to investigate what was happening after hearing “strange screams” and cries.

She arrived at the building where the “healers” had been holding their event to find them lying outside in the garden and in the street, with some writhing around and some unconscious.

“Naturally I called the emergency services and thankfully they got here quickly, because it was a scene of horror that I found here,” Ms Weiland added.

More than 150 medical staff, ambulances and police descended on the scene and took the delegates to hospital, where some were found to be seriously ill.
. . .
Police have reportedly being interviewing the naturopaths but have not announced a possible cause for the mass overdose.

Ms Weiland believes that they had been “experimenting” after finding the ground littered with blood-stained needles, mattresses, cushions and blankets.
There's also a conspiracy theory that somehow "big pharma" is behind this:
But some commentators on alternative medicine forums and websites have suggested that the group of Heilpraktikers were deliberately poisoned by a third party.

“Another attack on alternative medicine?” asked the headline on RealPharmacy.com, above an article claiming pharmaceutical companies were “at war with the alternative medical community”.

"We are all lied to, there are many things hidden in the shadows and depths of big money,” one person wrote in a comment on HealthNutNews.com.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 66432
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3187 times
Been thanked: 2017 times

Re: Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:27 pm

They are not use to preparations that actually have an effect.

--J.D.
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
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"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
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!

User avatar
Nyarlathotep
Posts: 47550
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:50 pm
Has thanked: 773 times
Been thanked: 1420 times

Re: Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:32 pm

Of late, the newest, most favoritest conspiracy theory among the alt-med whackos is that Big Pharma is picking of alternative medicine practioners. Basically every time a chiropractor, homeopath or naturopath has died from any cause whatsoever, be it suicide, old age, car accident, whatever, they have decided it's "suspicious" and yet more proof of how "Big Pharma" is threatened by "The Truth" and is picking them all off.

I think the conspiracy theories growing up around this are just a continuation of that same paranoia. It was an attempted mass murder, you see.
Bango Skank Awaits The Crimson King!

User avatar
Nyarlathotep
Posts: 47550
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:50 pm
Has thanked: 773 times
Been thanked: 1420 times

Re: Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:34 pm

In fact I am sure of it because one of the sources cited in the article in the OP is "Healthnut News" which has been one of the biggest spreaders of the "Big Pharma is picking off the practitioners of REAL medicine" manure.
Bango Skank Awaits The Crimson King!

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19791
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 567 times
Been thanked: 578 times

Re: Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:00 pm

What if Big Pharma really did put some bad acid in their Homeopathic solution? Just for the LOL.

That's content for the Throne of Win thread.

User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 25376
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6
Has thanked: 2637 times
Been thanked: 2659 times

Re: Homeopaths gone wild? Or dirty tricks by big pharma?

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:04 am

Big Pharma isn't that well organized.

Anyway...from the article...
Tests on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic drug 2C-E, which is known as Aquarust in Germany and has been illegal there since the end of last year.

Police have reportedly being interviewing the naturopaths but have not announced a possible cause for the mass overdose.
Yo, police cops...they fucked up. Insufficient succussion. End of story.

Obligatory Wikipedia link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2C-E
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.