They report that on the 27 June, representatives from the homeopathy profession, together with two MPs supportive of homeopathy, met with senior Ministers from the Department of Health (DoH) to discuss our concerns in relation to section 10 of the revised, consolidated Medicines Act. They report that in this meeting they were assured that:
the DoH remains committed to supporting patient choice, and ensuring that patient access to homeopathy remains unrestricted.
They also report that they have received several pro-forma responses from MPs assuring them of the MHRAs position:
The MHRA is not seeking to restrict current homeopathic provision, or alter the established supply routes to our homeopathic medicines. The status quo will remain in place, and enforcement of the new ‘Human Medical Regulations 2012′ will be applied at the same level as it has been for the last forty four years.
These responses would seem to indicate that reports of the demise of homeopathy in the UK have been greatly exaggerated. If skeptics want to see the air guitar of medicine banished to the dustbin of nonsense quackery where it belongs they may have to up their game.