The Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homoeopathic Research Foundation

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The Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homoeopathic Research Foundation

Post by bindeweede » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:13 pm

The above organisation is planning a 2-day conference at the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square, London, on the subject of how to treat cancer.

This, from Andy Lewis.
UK homeopaths do not talk about treatment with cancer because there is a law that prevents advertising of treatments for cancer. Quite whether these seminars count as an advertisement I will leave to the more legally minded.
http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2016/01 ... ancer.html

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Re: The Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homoeopathic Research Foundatio

Post by chaggle » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:24 am

This from Wiki
The Act's most notable provision is a clause prohibiting taking any part in publication, except under specified conditions, of advertisements that "offer to treat any person for cancer, or to prescribe any remedy therefor, or to give any advice in connection with the treatment thereof". Prosecutions do take place, but are rare.[1]

The expression “advertisement” includes any notice, circular, label, wrapper or other document, and any announcement made orally or by any means of producing or transmitting sounds.

The Act provides for exceptions in making material available to registered medical and nursing personnel and pharmacists, and for material produced by hospitals and local authorities.
Wouldn't have thought too many registered medical professionals would take part so they could be on shaky ground.
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Post by bindeweede » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:46 am

According to the comments, Alan Henness has already contacted Trading Standards re the 1939 Cancer Act, and Prof Hanna, the head of UCL’s Institute of Neurology,

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Post by bindeweede » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:36 pm

A Tweet from UCL earlier this evening.
UCL News @uclnews
@lecanardnoir Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We can confirm that this event is not taking place at UCL.
6:01 PM - 1 Feb 2016

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