French healthcare will stop paying for homeopathic treatment in 2021 2

French healthcare will stop paying for homeopathic treatment in 2021

People raise their hands and hold signs as they take part in a gathering called by the group "MonHomeoMonChoix" ("my homeopathy my choice") to maintain the reimbursement of homeopathy by French social security, in Paris

People protesting the rule changes

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France’s national healthcare system will stop reimbursing patients for homeopathic treatments beginning in 2021, health minister Agnès Buzyn told Le Parisien newspaper on 9 July.

This comes after a national study by French medical and drug experts concluded in March that there is no evidence that homeopathic remedies work apart from a potential placebo effect. The French National Authority for Health also found in June that homeopathic remedies had “not scientifically demonstrated sufficient effectiveness to justify a reimbursement”.

Buzyn said refunds for these treatments will reduced …

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