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Ministers considering ‘blacklisting’ homeopathic medicines

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Homeopathy is found useful in practice because it works. It would be of value for the 9,000 odd patients at our practice to have a voice in this matter. There are some who consider homeopathy an abomination and a few thousand who have found it has worked for them even after failed standard treatment. Patients with either opinion are treated equally in consultation with due regard to GMC directives. There are many pundits and doctors who rely on reports by biased authors and avoid looking at the actual data. A surgical research professor who grasped the nettle and looked at the raw data found 95% of homeopathic research data had been ignored to come up with 'evidence' homeopathy was no better than placebo. Looks like a significant amount of basic education in the matter is required in order to present an informed judgment. Scathing diatribe requires minimal education only.

Posted date

13 Nov 2015

Posted time

4:12pm

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