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Jon Bowen said on 13 February 2010

Why does the NHS provide this statement about homeopathy without commenting on its efficacy? Probably because they are frightened that they might offend someone's "beliefs". Not only is there no evidence that homeopathy works, but also some homeopaths will discourage people from combining it with certain conventional treatments that are supposed to interfere with its efficacy (e.g. corticosteroids). This is dangerous. Homeopathy is in the same league as the dowsing rods being sold to the Iraqi government for mine detection. It misdirects funds from things that are effective, and leads people to make decisions that may have serious adverse consequences for them. It is time to bring an end to mumbo jumbo. We urgently need laws that effectively control the sale and promotion of products that might be used in safety critical applications, such as healthcare and security.