£51 Pounds for 1L of Water Diluted in Water

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Bullshit Price for Bullshit Remedy

The folks over at Helios are raking it in with their homeopathic water. That’s right, water diluted in water.

At £51 a liter, it equates to about $78 for us Aussies. It is revealing about the nature of homeopathic manufacturers, given the homeopathic community often rants about the profits made by “Big Pharma”, despite large chunks of that profit being used towards developing new and better medicines.

There is little evidence to show that Helios actually produces any of these remedies in accordance with homeopathic “tradition”. They may use some of the crazier methods like  emptying the vials and refilling them over and over, or having a platform shake a container with their initial ingredient then replacing that container with water, or – they may not even waste their time doing anything at all.

It’s possible Helios are simply selling blank pills and supplying spring water rather than tap water.

It certainly wouldn’t surprise me if they were.

Update: @MLOCallaghan from Nerditorial was kind enough to bring these Homeopathic Ear Wax Drops to my attention:

Expensive "medicine".

At  £44.39 for 10mL, that brings the cost of 1L of these ear drops to £4438. For us Aussies, that’s $6,869/L

Water at that price should be criminal.

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