Britain warns of homeopathic risks

Dec. 8, 2007 at 1:03 AM
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LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A top British health official says people who use homeopathic medicines could be causing themselves more harm than good.

"There is not one jot of evidence supporting the notion that homeopathic medicines are of any assistance whatsoever," chief scientific adviser David King said Thursday. "Therefore, I would say they are a risk to the population because people may take them expecting they are dealing with a serious problem."

The London Telegraph said King's comments raised the issue of why the National Health Service continues to allow primary care trusts to fund homeopathy. Trusts in Brent, Harrow and Kensington and Chelsea no longer offer funding for the treatments, the newspaper said.

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