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"The Physiological Society is concerned with the scientific investigation of how the body works…It is our view that "alternative medicine" has, with very few exceptions, no scientific foundation, either empirical or theoretical. As an extreme example, many homeopathic medicines contain no molecules of their ingredient, so they can have no effect (beyond that of a placebo). To claim otherwise it would be necessary to abandon the entire molecular basis of chemistry. The Society believes that any claim made for a medicine must be based on evidence, and that it is a duty of the regulatory authorities to ensure that this is done." Comment on the MHRA's new regulations from The Physiological Society, Physiology News No.65 (Winter 2006) [pdf]