A meritorious move against homeopathy

Published: 22 June 2018
Author(s): Silvio Garattini, Vittorio Bertele'
Issue: June 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

We welcome the move against homeopathy of the highest medical deontological authority in Italy (Federation of the Associations of Physicians, Surgeons, and Odontologists, FNOMCeO). Early in May this year a FNOMCeO note stated that “at present there is no scientific proof or biological plausibility supporting the soundness of homeopathic theories…” This is a courageous statement as it moves against not only the consolidated beliefs of consumers and a florid market but, sadly, also the consideration that the European Commission granted homeopathic products when it regarded them as medicinal products [1].