UK has scrapped useless treatments

December 17, 2017

Categories: Skepticism , Tags: Pseudoscience, NHS

18 classes of health product are being de-funded (opens new window) by the NHS in the UK, including 7 that are blacklisted:

  • Homeopathy
  • Herbal treatments
  • Omega-3 fatty acid compounds (fish oil)
  • Co-proxamol
  • Rubefacients (excluding topical NSAIDS)
  • Lutein and antioxidants
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin

This is great news for consumers in the UK. Any state support of alternative health products helps to legitimise them, and that's dangerous.