Written Answers. - Homeopathic Remedies.

John Gormley

Question:

127 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Health and Children the steps, if any, his Department has taken to promote homeopathic remedies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1924/99]

My Department has taken no specific steps to promote homeopathic remedies, nor has it any proposals to do so. A decision to use homeopathic remedies is essentially a matter for the patient concerned in consultation with their doctor and/or pharmacist.