England's top medical officer terms homeopathy as 'rubbish'
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Britain's chief medical officer has termed homeopathic treatment as 'rubbish' and practitioners of homeopathy as 'peddlers', and said such treatments do not have any place in the country's National Health Service (NHS). Concerned over the fact that homeopaths can still prescribe medicines to combat critical diseases, Professor Dame Sally Davies said that homeopathy works only because of the 'placebo effect- the belief that any benefits perceived by the patients are caused by their optimistic views and their faith in the physician, the Daily Mail reports.
However, Davies views are in conflict with the views of influential people like Prince Charles and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who are in favour of homeopathy. The NHS also backs homeopathy, which can be seen it's spending of around four million pounds annually on funding homeopathic hospitals, prescriptions and referrals.