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Pharmacists mix science with hogwash

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A am so dismayed I do not what to say to defend my profession, I was recently asked by a Chemist (not a Pharmacist) whether I advocated homeopathy and I said I could not condone it, but it may have a placebo effect, the EBM is not there and given that concentrations are at the levels of Avogadro's constant there is no scientific backup. It cuts both ways I was recently given as a way of explanation by a GP that he [sic] he was allergic to guidelines like NICE, SIGN, JSB3 but who am I to interfere with clinical freedom as long as he can account for it. I ended up intervening at the patient's request.. where clinical freedom meets concerns for the patient.... Clinical Pharmacist

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26 Oct 2015

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2:50pm

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Headline

Pharmacists mix science with hogwash

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A am so dismayed I do not what to say to defend my profession, I was recently asked by a Chemist (not a Pharmacist) whether I advocated homeopathy and I said I could not condone it, but it may have a placebo effect, the EBM is not there and given that concentrations are at the levels of Avogadro's constant there is no scientific backup. It cuts both ways I was recently given as a way of explanation by a GP that he [sic] he was allergic to guidelines like NICE, SIGN, JSB3 but who am I to interfere with clinical freedom as long as he can account for it. I ended up intervening at the patient's request.. where clinical freedom meets concerns for the patient.... Clinical Pharmacist

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26 Oct 2015

Posted time

2:50pm

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