The medicines act is being simplified which could adversely affect your access to homoeopathic medicines within the UK. If the current proposals of the MHRA are endorsed by the government the following would occur:
1. You would no longer be able to get homoepathic medicines by telephone or online.
2. Homoeopaths would no longer be able to dispense or prescribe medicines to you.
3. You would have to get your homoeopathic medicines personally from a handful of licenced homoeopathic pharmacies in Britain.
You can stop this from happening by contacting your local MP and expressing your disapproval. This will be particularly effective if your MP sits on the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments or is involved with Health or Pharmacy.
You can contact your MP by using the following link:
You can find out who sits on the committee by using this link:
We have understood that some people who have already written to their MPs are receiving a standard reply which misses the point. They seem to think therapists are all GPs, and that therefore it becomes a non-issue because homeopathic remedies will still, by law, be prescribed by GPs.
However, very few GPs are knowledgeable about homeopathic remedies or would even want to prescribe them. So in your letter, please make it clear to your MP that if section 10 goes ahead as it is, your access to homeopathic remedies will be severely curtailed.
Please help to stop the MHRA from limiting our choices of access to alternative health care.
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