British parliamentary science group says the government should stop funding homeopathic products because they don’t work.
In a report published on Monday, the Science and Technology Committee found no evidence that homeopathy, based on herbal medicines, is effective. The department of health says it has no position on homeopathy, but alternative medicines are routinely paid for by Britain’s health system.
The government acknowledges there is no proof that homeopathy works, but does not plan to review its policies. Britain spends several million dollars on homeopathic treatments every year.
The parliamentary group also urged the drug regulatory agency not to license homeopathic treatments since they are not medicines.