The Daily Mail on homeopathy: so near, yet so far

Spotted by a commenter at Bad Science, this from today’s Daily Mail:

Despite homeopathy’s popularity, there is little evidence that it works, other than as a panacea, making people feel better simply because they are receiving care and attention.

Admittedly there are a few problems with that sentence, but I think the word the author was looking for is ‘placebo’. It’d be great if homeopathy only worked as a panacea. The article’s on the right track otherwise, though. Offering BScs in homeopathy etc. is just appalling.