I recently had a little diatribe in my article at www.metalvortex.com/blog/2010/02/04/354.html where I expressed concern at the increasingly worrying practice of Boots and others of handling homeopathic products as medicine contrary to all results from proper scientific trials which show that homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo.
Well, I just came across this video at some other blogs.
It was rather humorous at first but it soon developed into something rather serious. In my opinion, it isn’t a stretch at all to equate the actions of Boots and others to that of Bruce the so-called “entrepreneur” in the video. The Dragon’s Den team was right and they called it as it they saw it; Bruce is a snake oil salesman who fills you with disgust and anger. A dangerous person who can cause suffering and death by delaying or usurping the use of proper treatment.
The sad thing is that there are probably a significant number of people with morals just like Bruce who are in positions to influence and make decisions if it helps to rake in the money.
Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2010