Homeopathy Doctors Cannot Prescribe Allopathy Medicines: FDA

Action will be taken against the pharmacist and the homeopathic doctor for prescribing allopathic medicines.

Homeopathy Doctors Cannot Prescribe Allopathy Medicines: FDA

It's a common practice for some homoeopathic doctors to prescribe and hoard allopathic medicines. The prime difference between the two  is that allopathic medicines attempt to alleviate the symptoms of the disease by attacking or affecting the natural defence of the body whereas homoeopathy works majorly on the symptoms. Its effectiveness hasn't been proved yet, therefore, it is sometimes termed as 'pseudoscience'. 

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The state government had recently granted permission for homoeopathy doctors to practice allopathy which would be a 6-month course, after which they have the authority to prescribe allopathic medicines. However, the course hasn't commenced yet. 

Therefore, to curb the illegal practice of prescription,  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that if any chemist is found providing allopathy medicines prescribed by a homoeopathic doctor, severe action will be taken against him for violating the norms of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act (1940). 

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