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NON-LAAG EVENT (Ealing Skeptics ITPub) Challenging misleading healthcare claims

UPDATE: If you fancy meeting up for a social chingwag, we'll be having a bite before the event, from 6:15ish at the pub.


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Price: £3

The Nightingale Collaboration

Challenging misleading claims by healthcare practioners

Alan Henness

What's the talk about?

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. But as a result, many practitioners have realised their responsibilities and taken down long lists of 'what homeopathy can help with...', 'how craniosacral therapy can cure your baby's colic', etc, etc. Some, however, continue to defy the regulator.

The Nightingale Collaboration have been using other regulators as well:  the medicines regulator, the MHRA, to ensure manufacturers, sellers and advertisers of homeopathic and herbal medicines comply with the rules, regulations and laws they are supposed to, and Trading Standard to make complaints about claims for cancer treatments.

Alan Henness, one of the directors of the Nightingale Collaboration, will talk about what they've been up to, their future plans and how you can get involved.

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  • Priscilla R.

    Where are you guys?

    April 14, 2014

  • Priscilla R.

    A bit far for me but hey I will be in good company

    2 · April 13, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Will be nice to see you Priscilla but there won't be that much social time - mostly it's locals meeting so it's ok for us but I'd hate you to make a long journey specially unless the talk itself interests you. (Of course we do have a proper group social on Apr 27th 8pm, after the Boghossian discussion at 5pm)

      April 14, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    Some of us are meeting up at the pub around 6:15pm to have a quick bite to eat beforehand. Anyone who wants to come along is welcome to join us, or see you at the talk itself. (This should be a good one for us, right in line with LAAG's remit - challenging all kinds of woo.)

    April 11, 2014

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  • Georgi L.
    FOUNDER, ORGANISER, cat herding faith virus boghossinator, Co-Organizer
  • Adrian
    FOUNDER, Cat herding KingHell of Puns, Organizer
  • Roger
    ORGANISER, A "lert" to smut
  • Adam
    ORGANISER (non meetings), resident gambling shark!
  • Jorge
    Prince char-ming
  • Neil M.
    LAAG's baby-eating Poet Laureate

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