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Alan Henness - the rise of the laptop lizards - fighting misleading advertising

The Central London Humanist Group Talk this month presents Alan Henness a Director of the Nightingale Collaboration.

Over the last three years, the Nightingale Collaboration has given the Advertising Standards Authority possibly their most difficult challenge: curbing the misleading claims made on complementary and alternative therapy websites. As a result, many practitioners have realised their responsibilities and taken down long lists of 'what homoeopathy can help with...', 'how cranio-sacral therapy can cure your baby's colic', etc, etc. Some, however, continue to defy the regulator.

But we've been using other regulators as well, particularly the medicines regulator, the MHRA, to ensure manufacturers, sellers and advertisers of homoeopathic and herbal medicines comply with the rules, regulations and laws they are supposed to. Then there's our complaints about claims for cancer treatments that have been dealt with by Trading Standards.

Find out more about who we are, what we've been up to and what our future plans are.

Doors at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 pm

Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our charity wine bar find your seat and chat with other members.

Donations to the wine bar will go to Alan's chosen charity which is the British Red Cross

All our talks are open to the general public and free to attend but we do rely on those who can, to make a donation of what they can afford, to cover the costs of room, equipment hire and help keep our talks free to all.

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  • Steve C.

    Sorry I couldn't make it last night.

    August 21, 2014

  • Sapna R.

    Great speaker last night. He was really informative, I hope the committee decides to invite him back.

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Alan P.

    A most informative talk. We should be grateful for the hard work put in by Alan and his colleague to combat misleading medical advertising.

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • terence f.

    Enjoyable, positive and helpful

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Josh K.

    Alan is a good friend and I know he is going to give a fascinating insight into the crucial work he and Maria are doing with the fabulous Nightingale Collaboration. It goes without saying that if I could I would be with you. Enjoy.

    August 19, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Show me the evidence. What a brilliant campaign.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Andy R.

    I was really looking forward to this, partly because I love the title, but mostly because I'd like to know more, but I'm away that day.

    June 19, 2014

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