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09.03.11

Homeopathic hospital funding should be cut, says BMA

A facility in Glasgow which issues homeopathic remedies should be not receive anymore NHS funding, according to the BMA in Scotland.

These remarks were made during a recent BBC investigation into spending in the Scottish healthcare system.

Dr Vivienne Nathanson,who is the BMA's director of science and ethics, told the BBC: "The funding of the homeopathic hospital should stop until and unless they can pull an evidence base to say which patients they are going to be able to help and where that help is more than the placebo effect."

Funding for homeopathic medicine has proved controversial for many years, with a substantial number of clinicians and scientists calling for its government funding to be cut completely.

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