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Ministers considering ‘blacklisting’ homeopathic medicines


Placebo is known to work and it is not nothing, doctors used to have the little red pill and the white pill but that isn't available anymore. Homeopathy is just another way of accessing the power of placebo. If patients choose to believe in it, they are getting the placebo effect, just like the days of old when patients got the little red pill. All very well stopping it, but if it is cheap to issue, banning it will do more harm than good. We all know the patients who won't leave without a prescription in hand, at least a bit of water can't do any harm and plenty of GPs would like to have the mystique of a little red pill for the hypochondriac in their life.

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17 Nov 2015

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