Here’s a lovely bit of good news!
The American Medical College of Homeopathy has filed Chapter 7 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and closed its doors.
“The need for closure as I understand had nothing to do with the quality of their program; it had to do with finances,” said Rick Cotroneo, president of the accrediting agency. “We were sad to see them close their doors.”
Not me! As our tipster noted, we also hope that they closed for lack of enrollment. They make a big deal about how respected the school was. Only in the circle of non-scientific medicine perhaps. Cotroneo said there are only 15 to 20 homeopathic schools left in the U.S. That’s 20 too many. There was no word on how many students were active in the school which provided a doctorate in homeopathy. It opened in 1999 and lauded itself as a research school that used a scientific approach. They didn’t care for “skeptics”:
Skeptics and other people who are simply unaware of the research literature have the incorrect belief that there is “no” research evidence supporting the plausibility of homeopathy, biological effects of remedies, or the clinical effectiveness of homeopathic treatment. On the contrary, the evidence is published and accessible.
Published, accessible and not supportive of their premise that like cures like or that water has memory. Homeopathy lacks biological plausibility, is scientifically implausible and not physically possible.
Their website contains no notice but did contain an article with this title: “Someday Homeopaths will be so essential”. I’m sorry but I laughed. I think the bankruptcy goes against that premise as well.
Thanks Jeff Zbornik