Now that the Lancet has published a study showing how ineffective sugar pills are to infants, will Dorey and her ilk change their tune (EoR realises this is a rhetorical question, and is reminded of leopards and spots) since homeopathic pills are nothing but sugar? Will we, instead, soon be seeing a whole cohort of homeopathy-damaged children?
"Our findings indicate that sucrose is not an effective pain relief drug. This is especially important in view of the increasing evidence that pain may cause short and long-term adverse effects on infant neurodevelopment," said Dr Rebecca Slater, who led the Medical Research Council-funded study at University College London. "While we remain unsure of the impact sucrose has, we suggest that it is not used routinely to relieve pain in infants without further investigation."
And where exactly is the homeopathy adverse events reporting system? Why are the homeopaths covering this up? Could Meryl Dorey's reptilian overlords be playing both sides against each other?
Oral sucrose as an analgesic drug for procedural pain in newborn infants: a randomised controlled trial