Author Archives: Chris MacDonald

About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.

Pharmacies in NZ Breaking the Rules on Homeopathy

It’s easy to adhere to principles like “put the patient first,” until there’s money on the line. I take the issue of homeopathy to be an opportunity for the pharmacy profession to define itself. Are you salespeople first, or health

Pharmacies in NZ Breaking the Rules on Homeopathy

It’s easy to adhere to principles like “put the patient first,” until there’s money on the line. I take the issue of homeopathy to be an opportunity for the pharmacy profession to define itself. Are you salespeople first, or health

Australian Pharmacies Told: Get Rid of Homeopathy

From Australia: PHARMACIES TOLD TO GET RID OF HOMEOPATHY According to the article, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is advising its members as follows: “Do not promote or provide homeopathic products as there is no reliable evidence of efficacy. Where

Australian Pharmacies Told: Get Rid of Homeopathy

From Australia: PHARMACIES TOLD TO GET RID OF HOMEOPATHY According to the article, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is advising its members as follows: “Do not promote or provide homeopathic products as there is no reliable evidence of efficacy. Where

Is Homeopathic Rabid Dog Saliva OK?

A naturopath is in hot water for prescribing a dangerous-sounding remedy, made by an unlicensed manufacturer: Health Canada investigating after Victoria naturopath treats boy with rabid-dog saliva …Zimmerman [the naturopath] said critics can’t have it both ways, when they criticize

Is Homeopathic Rabid Dog Saliva OK?

A naturopath is in hot water for prescribing a dangerous-sounding remedy, made by an unlicensed manufacturer: Health Canada investigating after Victoria naturopath treats boy with rabid-dog saliva …Zimmerman [the naturopath] said critics can’t have it both ways, when they criticize

Pharmacy Code of Ethics Ignored When it Comes to Homeopathy

The headline is misleading: the code in question is the Code of the New Zealand Pharmacy Council, so it’s a code for pharmacists and pharmacy employees. But still, it’s a good example of the difficulty faced in getting people in

Pharmacy Code of Ethics Ignored When it Comes to Homeopathy

The headline is misleading: the code in question is the Code of the New Zealand Pharmacy Council, so it’s a code for pharmacists and pharmacy employees. But still, it’s a good example of the difficulty faced in getting people in

College Cancels Homeopathy Classes

Further to a previous posting (Ethics of Teaching CAM) see this: Georgian College Cancels Diploma in homeopathy Georgian College says it is cancelling its controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy. The announcement came just hours after the college told CBC

College Cancels Homeopathy Classes

Further to a previous posting (Ethics of Teaching CAM) see this: Georgian College Cancels Diploma in homeopathy Georgian College says it is cancelling its controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy. The announcement came just hours after the college told CBC

Ethics of Teaching CAM

Check out this piece on teaching (and profiting from teaching) homeopathy: Georgian College’s Homeopathy Program: Magical Thinking Presented as Fact When academic institutions teach nonsense, students suffer the most – not only have they wasted their tuition, but they’ve wasted

Ethics of Teaching CAM

Check out this piece on teaching (and profiting from teaching) homeopathy: Georgian College’s Homeopathy Program: Magical Thinking Presented as Fact When academic institutions teach nonsense, students suffer the most – not only have they wasted their tuition, but they’ve wasted

New Book: More Harm Than Good

I just received this short piece by Edzard Ernst on the new book he has written with Kevin Smith, called More Harm than Good?: The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Here’s the blog entry itself: More harm than

New Book: More Harm Than Good

I just received this short piece by Edzard Ernst on the new book he has written with Kevin Smith, called More Harm than Good?: The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Here’s the blog entry itself: More harm than