Royal Australian College of GPs also says pharmacists must stop stocking such products because there is no evidence they are effective in any way
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has formally recommended GPs stop prescribing homeopathic remedies and says pharmacists must also stop stocking such products because there is no evidence they are effective in any way.
The RACGP’s position statement on homeopathy, released on Wednesday, follows recent findings by the National Health and Medical Research Council that homeopathy produces no health benefits over and above a placebo.
We covered the earlier story of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council statement. This statement adds to the support to eliminate homeopathy as a recommended treatment. It’s still up to individual pharmacies to stop selling homeopathic remedies. There will be no regulations to have homeopathic products taken off the market.
The US FDA is still accepting comments on homeopathic product regulations in the U.S. until June 22. Submit your comments TODAY. Be very specific on what you request. The homeopathic company Boiron is asking their customers to complete a survey to be submitted to the US FDA in support of their treatments. Make sure to remind the FDA that anecdotes don’t trump clinical studies.
And, in the UK, the Good Thinking Society is still campaigning to end NHS funding for homeopathic remedies.
Don’t miss this video about owl remedies. It’s classic absurdity.