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Edzard Ernst

Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor in the Complementary Medicine unit, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, U.K.

Homeopathy: A Critique of Current Clinical Research

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.6, November/December 2012

Article
Homeopathy: A Critique of Current Clinical Research

An evaluation of the clinical research by the group that has published most of the papers in homeopathy, 2005–2010, finds numerous flaws in the design, conduct, and reporting along with a tendency to overinterpret weak data.

Medicines Derived from Herbs

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

Commentary
Medicines Derived from Herbs

The general public is frequently confused by controversies, by a plethora of misinformation, and by the bewildering categories of medicines derived from herbs. Here I will try to clear up some of this confusion by explaining what the different categories are.

Conflicts of Interest in Alternative Medicine

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

Commentary
Conflicts of Interest in Alternative Medicine

I am, of course, talking about a different type of conflict: the one that is created by strong belief and evangelic conviction.

Illusionists at Work

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.5, September/October 2010

Commentary

How to 'Prove' That Bogus Treatments Are Effective

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How to Get Rich Quickly with ‘Alternative’ Medicine

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

Forum

"Alternative" medicine is undoubtedly popular and therefore profitable. The latest report from Mintel...

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Mickelson, McKellar Tout Science, Math, and Being Smart

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

News & Comment

Kudos to two prominent celebrities who are championing science and math education and the virtues of being smart.

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Unproven or Disproven Treatments—Why Would Anyone Want to Use Them?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

Comment and Opinion

A recent report suggests that the sales of homeopathic remedies in the UK have increased by 24% during the last five years.

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The Best of All Health Care

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

Comment and Opinion

The best of all health care— who wouldn't want to know how to achieve this meritorious aim?

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Snake-Oil Traders

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.3, May / June 2007

Comment and Opinion

"The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business."

Should the NHS Provide Complementary Therapy?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

Comment and Opinion

On May 23, Prince Charles addressed the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva...

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