A woman, Honor Watt, sued Lothian Health Board in the UK after they stopped providing the controversial treatments for her arthritis. The Board had concluded (as is the overwhelming consensus) that homeopathy does not work and is not a proper use of their funds.
The board decided in June 2013 that the money spent on giving people the substances would be better spent on conventional medicines.
A report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee said there is no evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition.
Ms Watt suffers from arthritis and received homeopathic medicine for her debilitating condition.
Her lawyers decided to challenge the board’s decision in the Court of Session claiming the health board acted illegally.
Judge Lord Uist has refused to overturn the board’s decision as he found nothing about the decision to be unethical or illegal. The Lothian Health Board took into account the patients best interest, even though Ms. Watt wouldn’t believe so. They stood up against pseudoscience and useless so-called “medicine”.