Homeopathy in France

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

Homeopathy is officially recognized as a therapy since 1965 when it was incorporated in the French Pharmacopoeia.

Only medical doctors, dentists, midwives and veterinarians are allowed to practise homeopathy in France (28). Non-medically qualified practitioners are not authorized to prescribe and may even be prosecuted for “illegal practise for medicine“.

The Ordre National des Médécins (National Medical Council) in their report of 27 February 1997 (Labatard-Sartre report) recognized homeopathy as a medical therapeutic method and recommended the creation of a Diplôme Inter-Universitaire (DIU) of homeopathy”(28).

The Ordre National des Médécins allows General Practitioners (GPs) who have taken
additional training in homeopathy to use the qualification “orientation homéopathie”, but without submission of diplomas (28).

Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in homeopathy are offered at the universities. Some hospitals offer homeopathic treatment (106).