Homeopathy 'biologically implausible'

Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine at Exeter University, said homeopathic remedies had not been proven to work in clinical trials.
People who still maintain the treatments are effective are "ignoring or misrepresenting the best evidence available", he added. Homeopathy could even be dangerous because it is sometimes used instead of scientifically proven medical procedures such as immunisations, he added.
Prof Ernst, a former homeopathist, is an outspoken critic of unproven treatments provided on the NHS. He once labelled the Prince of Wales a "snake-oil salesman" because of his support for “unproven and disproved” medicine.
The NHS spends about £4 million a year on homeopathy, which is based on the theory that patients can be cured through exposure to a diluted form of the substance that caused their symptoms.
Writing in The Biologist magazine Prof Ernst, now a professor of complementary medicine, said this belief "Is in contrast with the laws of physics, chemistry and pharmacology. Homeopathy is thus biologically implausible.”
He said: “Homeopathy could be (and often is) used as an alternative to effective interventions. For example, the advice from homeopaths not to immunise has become a major cause of low vaccination rates."

Source  - Telegraph