Brit MPs Call for a Ban on Homeopathic Treatment

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 25, 2010 at 11:52 PM Alternative Medicine News   - G J E 4
 Brit MPs Call for a Ban on Homeopathic Treatment
British parliamentarians have called for a ban on homeopathic treatment, which costs the country four million pounds-a-year despite the fact that they have no scientific basis.

According to a report by the Commons Science and Technology Committee, the alternative therapy has not been proven to work beyond a placebo effect for patients, the Daily Express reports.

The report concluded that the British Government's position on homeopathy was "confused," and it risked giving patients wrong information.

Homeopathy is claimed to work on a like-cures-like basis where sufferers get a diluted form of the substance that causes illness to trigger the body's natural healing process.

However, a doctor and journalist Ben Goldacre said: "There have now been around 200 trials against placebo sugar pills and, taken collectively, they show that there is no evidence that homeopathy pills are any better."

But Paula Ross chief executive of the Society of Homeopaths, said: "The evidence shows that homeopathy is effective beyond placebo. Scientists have yet to understand how." (ANI)

Source: ANI

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-Seems Homeopathy's 99% cure rate during Spanish Flu epidemic means nothing in the 21st ct according to BigPharma & it's investors,er,supporters
-perish the thought that Homeopathy is vilified because it's remedies aren't patented& free for the healing of humanity,rich or poor...
-Homeopathy can boast no lethal side effects, as opposed to Allopathy
-ever hear of iatrogenic disease,aka, mortality&morbidity from legal drugs which causes 1/4million deaths p.a.
-as we all know, India has embraced Homeopathy because it Works

dar6060 Saturday, March 6, 2010

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