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Homeopathy: challenge to prescription ban is rejected by High Court

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 06 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2513
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A legal challenge by the British Homeopathic Association to NHS England guidance stating that GPs should not prescribe homeopathic treatments has been comprehensively rejected by the High Court.1

The association had challenged a consultation by NHS England on the use of homeopathy and a decision to issue guidance to clinical commissioning groups in November 2017. This recommended that GPs should not prescribe homeopathic remedies to new patients and that doctors should be “supported in …

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