Homeopathic treatments funded by the NHS are “biologically implausible” and risk damaging patients’ health by discouraging them from getting proper treatment, a leading researcher has claimed.Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine at Exeter University, said homeopathic remedies had not been proven to work in clinical trials. People who still maintain the treatments are effective are […]
Posted: April 4th, 2012 under Doctors, Health Professionals, Health Supplements, Healthcare, NHS, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Waste, Risk of Drugs, Uncategorized.
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The coalition Government ignored scientific advice on the questionable value of homeopathy by continuing to allow the NHS to fund homeopathic treatment despite there being next to no evidence that it works. Last week, health ministers refused calls from the House of Commons science and technology committee to stop the NHS funding homeopathic treatment on […]
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee said using public money on the highly-diluted homeopathy remedies could not be justified. The cross-party group said there was no evidence beyond a placebo effect, when a patient gets better because of their belief that the treatment works. But manufacturers and supporters of homeopathy disputed the report, […]