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Homeopaths will be allowed to practise modern medicine in Maharashtra after one year pharmacology course

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 22 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g422

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  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

A decision by the government of Maharashtra to allow homeopaths to practise modern (allopathic) medicine after a one year bridge course in pharmacology has angered doctors throughout India.

Six medical associations—the Indian Medical Association, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, the Maharashtra Medical Council, the Association of Medical Consultants, the General Physicians Association, and the Maharashtra State Medical Teachers Association—have joined together to challenge the decision, which they are calling “illegal” and “politically motivated,” and they may take the issue to the High …

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