Homeopathy is where the harm is: five unethical effects of funding unscientific ‘remedies’

  title={Homeopathy is where the harm is: five unethical effects of funding unscientific ‘remedies’},
  author={D. M. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={130 - 131}
  • D. M. Shaw
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
Homeopathic medicine is based on the two principles that ‘like cures like’ and that the potency of substances increases in proportion to their dilution.1 In November 2009 the UK Parliament's Science and Technology Committee heard evidence on homeopathy, with several witnesses arguing that homeopathic practice is ‘unethical, unreliable and pointless’.2 Although this increasing scepticism about the merits of homeopathy is to be welcomed, the unethical effects of funding homeopathy on the NHS are… 

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