In addition to the high cost of homeopathic remedies

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In addition to the high cost of homeopathic remedies, insurance companies in the United States are unlikely to pay for these treatments, unless the dispenser is a licensed practitioner and the insurance company has agreed to pay for specialty care given by a licensed practitioner (Ullman, 2015). Considering the track record of homeopathy as presented in this essay, the ethics of this practice seem to be greatly lacking as well. It has been discussed and seen, by the lack of scientific evidence to prove its efficacy, that the practice of homeopathy is not based on science. The fact that it is subject to clinical trials and is currently labelled and sold as an alternative remedy suggests that it would be categorised as a pseudoscience. The outcomes of homeopathy in regard to patient health and safety have been seen to be less than adequate and may even impose risks to these conditions. Finally, the ethics of this practice, as has also been discussed, are not acceptable due to its promotion, in some cases, in place of proven remedies and its high cost. Until further and higher quality clinical trials are performed, it may not be objective to say that homeopathy is based on an alternative belief, although the present evidence may heavily suggest this classification.
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7 Christen, Anna 11575342 United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2015, May 12). Homeopathy: An Introduction: The Status of Homeopathic Research, If you are thinking about using Homeopathy. Retrieved form
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