“So okay” – no way, Minister Spahn! – A “Too long – Didn’t read” for those in a hurry.

Prof. Tina Salomon's detailed article on the "homeopathic 20-million peanuts", which we recently published under the heading "Points of View", met with great interest - and the desire to provide a "short version" of it. We would like to thank Prof. Salomon for the effort she has put into a "TL:DR". We publish it here …

Open letter to Health Minister Spahn on the continuation of the reimbursement of homeopathy in the SHI

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn declared yesterday, 17.09.2019, that he would adhere further to the reimbursability of homeopathy by the statutory health insurance funds. He cited the comparatively marginal costs compared to the total expenditure of the SHI funds, i.e. the sufficiently strained "peanuts" argument, as the reason for this. There are undoubtedly only bad …

The INH to MEPs on homeopathy in the EU Medicines Directive

In the meantime, the Spanish government has initiated a wide outreach against pseudomedicine. For example, it no longer wants to accept the medicinal status of homeopathy, wants to ban homeopathy from pharmacies and has already "discontinued" the first batch of homoeopathics which could not present a valid proof of efficacy upon request. England is currently …

Open letter to Karin Maag, Member of the Bundestag – Reimbursement of Homeopathy

Mrs. Karin Maag, member of the Health Committee of the German Bundestag, has recently spoken out on several occasions against the reimbursement of homeopathy by the statutory health insurance funds. She did use a number of arguments which, in the opinion of the INH, require clarification. For this reason, Mrs. Maag has received the following …

Decision on Homeopathy in France – and Germany? – An Interim Conclusion

This week, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn announced the French government's decision to remove homeopathy completely from the statutory health insurance scheme by 2021. For a transitional year, the reimbursement rate for homeopathic medicines is to be halved from 30 to 15 per cent. According to Mme Buzyn, she also wants to use this "transitional …

Open letter of the INH to the German Federal Minister of Health on the “internal consensus” of the German medical law

Yesterday, on 13.06.2019, German TV satirist Jan Böhmermann so satirically as accurately analysed homeopathy in his programme "Neo Magazin Royale" and thus articulated in his special way the - in our opinion -  widespreaded displeasure about the role of the sham method homeopathy in public health care. We regard the time as appropriate to turn …

German Homeopathic Doctors on EASAC Statement: An Answer from the INH

We have reported on the verdict of the Advisory Committee of the Scientific Academies of the European Community on Homeopathy and reactions to it. As expected, the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians has also commented on the EASAC statement on its portal Homeopathy online. Parallel to this, a statement of the German Federal Association …

But health insurance companies wouldn’t pay for ineffective drugs!

(This contribution describes the legal situation in Germany which currently applies to the reimbursement of homeopathy by the statutory health insurance.) Unfortunately the health insurances do this indeed, even if one hardly considers it possible. Because the legislator allows the health insurance companies the reimbursement of homeopathy. This is caused by the difference between regular …

Rechte und Pflichten von Heilpraktikern – ein Debattenbeitrag aus Sicht des INH

„Es wäre gut, wenn in der Medizin gar keine Lücke entstünde, in der sich die Patienten auf die Suche nach "Alternativen" machen müssen.“ - Dr. Natalie Grams Aus aktuellem Anlass Aktuell tobt ein Streit um das Heilpraktikerwesen im deutschen Gesundheitssystem. Nachdem es zu mehreren Todesfällen durch die Krebsbehandlung eines Heilpraktikers vermutlich infolge der Anwendung einer …
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