The health Ministry will form a working group to determine the future of homeopathy

Continuation of: national Council for homeopathy has accused pharmaceutical companies in the lobbying decision of the Commission of Sciences

After the recognition by the Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) homeopathy pseudoscience, the Ministry of health will form a working group that will develop proposals for further regulation of the industry. This is stated in the message of the official representative of the Ministry of health Oleg Salaga, arrived in edition “” on Monday, February 6.

It is expected that the discussion will be attended by the representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences, leading medical institutions and specialists in the field of homeopathy.

“Currently, methods of homeopathy in varying degrees, acceptable for use in most countries of the world. We believe that within the treatment process and public procurement should be used only drugs with proven clinical efficacy,” said Salagay.

Earlier on Monday, 6 February, the Commission on pseudoscience when the RAS Presidium prepared a Memorandum “On the false scientific character of homeopathy”. The Ministry of health was recommended to take all homeopathic medicines from public hospitals, and the antitrust duty to protect citizens from false advertising about the presence of such drugs “medicinal properties”. Also, according to the document, pharmacies should not put homeopathy in conjunction with traditional medications, and pharmacists to stop recommending them. In the Memorandum it was noted that the treatment of ultra-low doses of homeopathic drugs has no “scientific basis and justification”.