Monday, August 27 2012 at 7:00PM

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Dartington Hall
Devon TQ9 6EL

Andy Lewis

What's the talk about?


The past few years have seen a constant stream of criticism against various forms of alternative medicine, most particularly, homeopathy. Why should this be happening now? Is Big Pharma frightened for its profits as the homeopaths state? If critique's believe homeopathic products are just sugar pills, why should they claim they are dangerous? Most importantly, can there be any common ground between practitioners and the sceptics and how could that be achieved?

Homeopaths are currently facing advertising restrictions from the Advertising Standards Authority, legal problems with medicines regulations and continuing reductions in the level of support from public health sources. This talk will argue that much of this conflict could have been avoided if certain issues had been addressed.

Andy Lewis, as a critic of the practices of homeopathy, will bring his own perspective to the issue and look at the history of unorthodox medical beliefs, how they have been challenged, and what this may mean for the future of alternative medicine in the UK.