Right on the heels of my ChOPRAH article comes this article from MSNBC. $2.5B study on how "alternative medicine" shows virtually no effectiveness. A waste of money? Not necessarily.

From the article:

Echinacea for colds. Ginkgo biloba for memory. Glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis. Black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes. Saw palmetto for prostate problems. Shark cartilage for cancer. All proved no better than dummy pills in big studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

While that's an enormous amount of money for a study, we now have overwhelming evidence that alternative medicine is largely a scam in which greedy companies try to take money from a gullible public. Stay tuned as I'm sure Deepak ChOPRAH will say something along the lines of "These studies are flawed" and "This is a lame attempt by the medical establishment to shore up their crumbling position."

You can lead a man to evidence, but you can't make him consider it.