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Under pressure: homeopathy UK and its detractors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19729937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Though homeopathy has been in successful and continuous use for well over 200 years, in the United Kingdom it is under growing pressure, from scientific detractors and sections of the media. As such, homeopathy's free National Health Service provision is threatened because it is derided as 'unproven', 'unscientific', and even 'deadly'. While refuting these and other detractions, this paper considers possible reasons for the current plight of homeopathy UK. Thus, the current attacks against homeopathy should be viewed more in the context of the globalised pharmaceutical industry which is itself in crisis, and a succession of UK governments seemingly supine in the face of legislation originating from the European Union.
Lionel R Milgrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forschende Komplement?rmedizin (2006)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1661-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Forsch Komplementmed     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-04     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  2010-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101269884     Medline TA:  Forsch Komplementmed     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Homeopathy Research Institute, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cost Savings / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Double-Blind Method
Drug Costs / trends
Drug Industry / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Evidence-Based Medicine / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Great Britain
Homeopathy / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Insurance Coverage / legislation & jurisprudence*
Materia Medica / economics,  toxicity
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Risk Factors
State Medicine / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Materia Medica
Comment In:
Forsch Komplementmed. 2010;17(1):32   [PMID:  20215761 ]

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