My daughter accidentally purchased fake magic medicine #homeopathy liquid for grandson’s teething pain at #CVS Pharmacy. It was on the same shelf and alongside the real medicine. CVS is one of many Snake Oil Woo Woo peddlers and now boast their own line of CVS branded magic water and magic water coated pills.
The profit margins are huge in this business of duping the unsuspecting medicine seekers. One ounce of “magic” water – CVS Pharmacy Placebo can run you as much as $39 an ounce and magic water coated pills, even more.
Professor Stephen Overdosed
More than once, Professor Stephen has debunked the homeopathic remedies on the AOA.fm show. Several months ago he took an entire bottle of homeopathic pills on air. You can hear his Snake Oil Science Woo Woo segment during each show. I believe it was on that same show, the author of the website below, How does homeopathy work – joined us.
How Does Homeopathy Work?
Lately my TV has been inundated with CVS’s latest commercial. [see below] The final word: “Health is everything.” Yes, right after profit. How can a company boast it’s care for our wellbeing while peddling such a vast selection of snake oil?
[chewing on the cardboard box would have been more effective]
CVS started marketing this fake shit last year under their own label. It’s a concoction of water and orange flavoring. There is absolutely no medicinal value.
A struggling new mom spends $7.00 on less than a 1 oz. bottle of flavored water to relieve a baby’s pain. Do they really think an infant will have a placebo effect?
New parents attempt to provide the best for their children and “trust” that their pharmacy will offer only those products that are tested and proven effective but CVS dupes the masses with fake medicines marketed alongside real medicines.
CVS Pushes Homeopathic Chemotherapy Support
The CVS website boasts a large section on Homeopathy. The article entitled Cancer Chemotherapy Support caught my attention while searching for their response to homeopathic cures and treatments.
Further down the same page you will find the “references” section. Hidden unless you click the tiny + symbol is the one and only reference (no link) for a study. Googling the content I found the study and it’s results: Read Here.
Amazing, the study is inconclusive and requires further testing. Testing less than 30 patients and only one test – CVS titles this section “Scientific Evaluations” – with an ‘s’. WTF? Only one evaluation and it provided expected results – none. The test wasn’t duplicated or peer reviewed but CVS has no problem referencing it.
For a company attempting to rebrand itself as a leader in healthcare by removing cigarettes from it’s line up and offering clinics in some of it’s stores, they are really sending mixed signals when they continue to market and promote fake medicine alongside real treatments.
The teething liquid obviously didn’t work and my daughter had to purchase real medicine. The $6.99 isn’t the big issue here – it’s instead a baby that had to suffer several more hours because CVS marketed and sold fake medicine alongside real medicines.
We should demand CVS and other pharmacies to stop selling and profiting on fake medicines that only serve to delay real care.
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