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Homeopathic remedies are just “sugar pills containing no active ingredients”

British Parliamentary Committee urges government to stop funding alternative medicine

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Britain’s House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is urging the government to quit funding homeopathic research. The committee made the
recommendation in a report released Monday that looked into the scientific value of homeopathic remedies. It found the non-traditional cures to be no more effective than placebos and dismissed claims an “important homeopathic tradition” deserves to be upheld. “Witchcraft is traditional,” said committee chairman Phil Willis, “so does that mean the [Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency] should endorse that too?” It’s not clear how much London spends on homeopathic medicine, with estimates ranging from less than $250,000 to more than $6 million a year.

New Scientist

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