Russian Prosecutor General’s Office found no legal conflict in the use of homeopathy

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The use of homeopathic treatment does not contradict the Russian law, while the provisions of memorandum “On Pseudoscientificity of Homeopathy” are of advisory nature. This was the message contained in the response of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office to the request of the National Council for Homeopathy.

“The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation reviewed the regulatory legal acts in the area of health protection and circulation of medicinal products, which regulate the use of homeopathic methods of treatment. The results showed that the current regulatory acts in the reviewed area allow to use these methods in practical medicine,” stated the Prosecutor General’s Office in its comments.  In particular, this includes such laws as “On Circulation of Medicines” (2010), the Order of the Ministry of Health “On the Use of Homeopathy Method in Practical Health Care” (1995), and others.

The response of the oversight agency also notes that the memorandum adopted by the Russian Academy of Sciences is not mandatory. “The Memorandum No. 2 On Pseudoscientificity of Homeopathy adopted by the Commission on Combating Pseudoscience and Falsification of Scientific Research under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences is not a mandatory regulatory act. The provisions of the Memorandum are of advisory nature and present the position of individual scientists,” stated the official response of the Prosecutor General’s Office.