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New rules for homoeopathic remedies anger UK peers

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:935
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    The health of patients in the United Kingdom could be at risk after rules governing the licensing of homoeopathic medicines were changed. Members of the House of Lords have described the changes as the “abandonment of science.”

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    Lord Taverne has branded homoeopathic remedies “the equivalent of witchcraft”


    Peers in the House of Lords last week debated the changes, which allow homoeopathic medicines to make medicinal claims. In September, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) introduced a scheme to regulate homoeopathic products in the …

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