Homoeopathy multinational Boiron threatens amateur Italian blogger

BMJ 2011; 343:d5197
Author: Fabio Turone

“A letter sent by the Italian arm of multinational company Boiron, threatening to sue an amateur blogger over remarks he made about homoeopathy, has sparked a strong internet reaction in defence of freedom of speech.

Samuele Riva posted two articles on his blog, blogzero.it , on 13 and 27 July,which included pictures of Boiron’s blockbuster homoeopathic product Oscillococcinum, marketed as a remedy against flu symptoms. The pictures were accompanied by captions, which joked about the total absence of any active molecules in homoeopathic preparations…”

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About Lisa Abbott

Lisa is a barrister and is currently studying Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has degrees in Law and Government & Public Administration from the University of Sydney. After returning from an internship at a commercial law firm in Duesseldorf, Lisa was called to the Bar in 2005 and was awarded the prize for the highest aggregate score in the NSW Bar Examinations. She has since appeared in relation to professional negligence matters, disciplinary proceedings, personal injury and insurance matters across a range of jurisdictions.