Saturday, September 30, 2006

Fears over homeopathy regulation

Patients will be put at risk by a new regulatory system being brought in for homeopathic medicine, critics say.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is introducing rules to allow remedies to specify the ailments for which they can be used.

But critics argue the treatments will not be rigorously tested as they do not need to undergo the clinical trials orthodox drugs do to get a licence.

Homeopathic remedies have not been able to make health claims since 1968.

Source - BBC News


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