The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) stated officially that they had nothing to do with the attack against homeopathy.
They say that the attack initiated by private persons using falsely the involvement of the RAS.
The opposition between the Commission on Combating Pseudoscience and Homeopaths continues.
the Arbitration Court of the city of Moscow published the reasoning part of the decision, in which he explained why the Academy can not satisfy the claims of homeopaths to the Commission for Combating Pseudoscience at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Pharmaceutical companies in April 2018 put forward legal requirements for the RAS: to provide scientific facts on the basis of which the Memorandum was published, where homeopathy was called “unscientific”. Otherwise, the Academy was threatened with a claim for damages to business reputation.
RAS could not provide such arguments, and decided to completely abandon both the Memorandum and its own Commission. As Regnum writes, the Academy of Sciences of Russia in the recall of the lawsuit defined the status of the Memorandum as “the personal scientific opinion of the authors”. At the same time, the Commission on pseudoscience is called only an “advisory” body, not included in the RAS structure.
The Memorandum itself is a “private” initiative of the members of the Commission, neither the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences nor other structures gave instructions for the investigation of homeopathic methods. Pharmaceutical companies intend to continue to find out who is behind the scandalous Memorandum.