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Rincewind
06-10-2011, 04:38 PM
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Controversial Blackmores pharmacy deal withdrawn (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-06/controversial-blackmores-pharmacy-deal-withdrawn/3317960)


The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says its deal to promote Blackmore complementary medicines has been withdrawn because of "ill-informed and inflammatory" community outrage.

Sounds like a good outcome to me.

Ian Murray
06-10-2011, 07:47 PM
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The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says its deal to promote Blackmore complementary medicines has been withdrawn because of "ill-informed and inflammatory" community outrage.
I guess my outrage must be ill-informed and inflammatory. I hope Blackmores will forgive me.

morebeer
07-10-2011, 08:00 AM
Good decision.

The types of natural health products Blackmores produce often have low efficacy.

For example, meta-analysis of Vitamin C used to prevent the severity of the common cold suggests limited therapeutic value.

http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab000980.html

Much of the time the consumer is literally pissing their money down the toilet.

Kevin Bonham
07-10-2011, 10:08 AM
Sounds like a good outcome to me.

Agreed.

ER
07-10-2011, 11:05 AM
Much of the time the consumer is literally pissing their money down the toilet.

whereas that's definitely not the case with beer! ;) :lol:

http://www.beerandhealth.be/index.php/articles/en/cid=6/?PHPSESSID=b9d6d388247ae2927345fac533bc01f9

morebeer
07-10-2011, 12:54 PM
whereas that's definitely not the case with beer! ;) :lol:

http://www.beerandhealth.be/index.php/articles/en/cid=6/?PHPSESSID=b9d6d388247ae2927345fac533bc01f9

I only consume beer for non medicinal purposes!