Should community pharmacy stock homeopathic remedies?

Two pharmacists argue whether homeopathic remedies should be available to buy in community pharmacies after the High Court ’s support for the decision to stop funding homeopathy on the NHS.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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