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Giving evidence to the Commons innovation, university and skills committee, Sir David King (UK government Chief Scientific Adviser) said anyone relying on homeopathic remedies to treat a serious health problem risked doing more harm than good. Sir David told MPs: "There is not one jot of evidence supporting the notion that homeopathic medicines are of any assistance whatsoever. Therefore I would say they are a risk to the population because people may take them expecting they are dealing with a serious problem." He added concerns that the Medicines Health and Regulatory Authority allows homeopathic remedies to be labelled with what ailments they will treat, with little scientific evidence backing up the claims. Sir David said: "How can you have homeopathic medicines labelled by a department which is driven by science?" politics.co.uk (7th December 2007)