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NHS plans to stop funding low value treatments like homeopathy Watch

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    They call homeopathy low value,I call it a scam but whatever.Can't believe the NHS actually funded this kind of thing in the first place.Some medicines on the list I am not sure they should stop funding though.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40683915
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    Placebo is still a powerful treatment.
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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    Placebo is still a powerful treatment.
    They can start buying up sugar pills then, rather than paying the premium for homeopath branded sugar pills.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    They can start buying up sugar pills then, rather than paying the premium for homeopath branded sugar pills.
    What they buy is up to them.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    They can start buying up sugar pills then, rather than paying the premium for homeopath branded sugar pills.
    That's not how the placebo effect works.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    That's not how the placebo effect works.
    My point was that it doesn't make sense to be paying the markup on homeopathic remedies over equally effective dummy pills solely for the sake of the dubious claims on the label, not that you can just hand someone a packet of sweets labelled as such and induce the placebo effect. They would of course be described as a holistic remedy or whatever other label is relevant to gain the intended image in the minds of people who would otherwise be opting for more expensive homeopathic products.

    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    What they buy is up to them.
    I don't think I ever contested that.
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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    Placebo is still a powerful treatment.
    Agreed,but surely we could be getting it for a cheaper price ?
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    (Original post by Meany Pie)
    Placebo is still a powerful treatment.
    I agree. But you don't have to refer a patient to a "qualified" homiopathist on £100 an hour to prescribe your patient sugar pills.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0
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    Pathetic to see the state using ur tax payers money on this. We must privatise the NHS. Why should I pay for some poor person to get homeopathy?
 
 
 
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