FAS supported the recognition of homeopathy pseudoscience

Visitors in homeopathic pharmacy

The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) endorsed the Memorandum of the Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on the recognition of homeopathy pseudoscience. This was reported on the website of the Department.

The report notes that to implement the recommendations of the Commission of the FAS will be able only after the Ministry of health will make the appropriate changes to the law “On circulation of medicines”, excluding homeopathic preparations of medicines.

The Chairman of the Commission of Sciences to combat pseudoscience and falsification of scientific research Evgeny Alexandrov said that the Russian scientists support “the direction that is in the world”. “The Academy and the medical society in favor of limiting of homeopathy. Homeopathy is, basically, psychotherapy helps in the same way as Holy water. These medications often have the power of placebo, that is, dummy,” said he in an interview to a National news service (NSN).

On 6 February, the Commission on pseudoscience when the RAS Presidium made a Memorandum “On the false scientific character of homeopathy”. In the document the Ministry of health was recommended to remove homeopathic medicines from public hospitals Antimonopoly service — to protect consumers from false advertising about the availability of these drugs have “therapeutic properties” and pharmacies do not spread the funds along with conventional medicines.

After that, the Ministry of health announced the intention to establish a working group to develop proposals for the further regulation of the industry. The debate is planned to involve representatives of the RAS and leading medical institutions and specialists in the field of homeopathy.