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PostSubject: British Homeopath Disciplined   Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:25 pm

British homeopath disciplined. Dr. Marisa Viegas, who has practiced "alternative medicine" in London for more than ten years has been disciplined by the British Medical Council. In June 2007, the Council's Fitness to Practice Panel concluded that Viegas had improperly advised a women to stop prescribed medication and that the woman had died as a result. The panel's report stated: **Viegas was the patient's general practitioner from 1995 to 2002 and had continued to advise her by e-mail. **In 2004, Viegas advised that the woman stop all medications. Shortly afterward, she was hospitalized, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, and had drugs prescribed to increase her heart efficiency. **Despite being informed of the diagnosis, Viegas urged her to discontinue the prescribed drugs and use homeopathic remedies. **The patient stopped the prescribed drugs, developed heart failure that necessitated re-hospitalization, and died a week later. The recorded cause of death "acute heart failure due to treatment discontinuation." The 2007 panel suspended Viegas's registration for a year but said it would restore it if Viegas gained insight into her misconduct. http://www.casewatch.org/foreign/viegas/2007.shtml In June 2008, a second panel concluded that she had not changed her attitude and ruled that she should be erased from the register (the equivalent of revocation in the United States). http://www.casewatch.org/foreign/viegas/2008.shtml



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PostSubject: Re: British Homeopath Disciplined   Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:27 am

This needs to happen more and more. There are homeopaths who prescribe their snake juice as an anti-malaria solution and tell people to stop taking proven medicines.

Sue them, jail them and let's bring the sham of homeopathy into the courts and get it banned.
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