Recommendation to no longer reimburse homeopathy is being discussed

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A new report published by health authority La Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), has recommended that homeopathy should no longer be reimbursed as part of the State’s medical plan.

Currently up to 30% of homeopathy medicines are reimbursed, but a definitive decision on whether this will continue is expected in June this year.

Earlier in 2019, 124 doctors protested saying that homeopathy is not proven, and that the doctors recommending these methods are “charlatans”.  Other doctors argue that even though methods haven’t been medically proven, a placebo can have positive effects.The patients who were reimbursed 130 million euros last year are unlikely to agree with either of these claims from doctors.