Legal Regulation of Homeopathy
Author: Aayushi Bana, Student, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India
With an increase in lifestyle-related disorders, people worldwide can be seen shifting towards the alternative medicines such as Acupuncture, Ayurveda, and Homeopathy etc. In India, homeopathy research and education is looked after by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) formed on 9 November 2014 which also takes care of educational standards in the Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy colleges and promotes research in its respective fields. Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) was established as an autonomous organization at New Delhi in 1978 by the Government of India to advance its research in homeopathy. It has recognition in India through the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973. However, National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2019 has been introduced to repeal the same and establish a more uniform system. This assignment deals with the law regime of homeopathy in India and throws light upon the regulations provided thereunder.
Keywords: Homeopathy, Homeopathy Central Council Act, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, National Commission for Homeopathy Bill
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