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Daggi

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German Homeopathy Companies Pay Journalist who Smears UK Academic

July 16, 2012
By Andy Lewis

Professor Edzard Ernst attacked by paid writers.

A consortium of pharmaceutical companies in Germany have been paying a journalist €43,000 to run a set of web sites that denigrates an academic who has published research into  their products.

These companies, who make homeopathic sugar pills, were exposed in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in an article, Schmutzige Methoden der sanften Medizin (The Dirty Tricks of Alternative Medicine.)

This story has not appeared in the UK media. And it should. Because it is a scandal that directly involves the UK’s most prominent academic in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

The newspaper accuses the companies of funding the journalist, Claus Fritzsche, to denigrate critics of homeopathy. In particular, the accusation is that Fritzsche wrote about UK academic Professor Edzard Ernst on several web sites and then linked them together in order to raise their Google ranking. Fritzsche continually attacks Ernst of being frivolous, incompetent and partisan.

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source: http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2012/07/german-homeopathy-companies-pay-journalist-who-smears-uk-academic.html
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Re: German Homeopathy Companies Pay Journalist who Smears UK Academic
« Antwort #1 am: 25. Juli 2012, 19:36:16 »
Via Twitter:

Edzard Ernst ‏@EdzardErnst

VERY GOOD NEWS about homeopathic character assassin Fritzsche: i was reliably informed that another sponsor[DHU] stopped paying him
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Re: German Homeopathy Companies Pay Journalist who Smears UK Academic
« Antwort #2 am: 26. Juli 2012, 11:12:47 »
The SZ-article is now translated and posted at quackometer:

www.quackometer.net/blog/2012/07/the-dirty-tricks-of-alternative-medicine.html

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