French healthcare service to end refund of homeopathic medicines

French health minister Agnès Buzyn has announced that the country's heathcare system will stop all current partial refunds of homeopathic medecines prescribed by practitioners by 2021, following a report from the country's National Authority for Health at the end of June which concluded that there was no benefit to the medicine, saying it had “not scientifically demonstrated sufficient effectiveness to justify a reimbursement”.

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The French government has announced it will stop reimbursing patients for homeopathic treatment from 2021 after a major national study concluded the alternative medicine had no proven benefit, reports The Guardian.