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Is bad homeopathic advice putting travellers at risk?

Prince Charles's favourite alternative pharmacy has been attacked by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for suggesting that homeopathic remedies can be used to prevent serious diseases such as typhoid, polio and malaria.

The Society told Newsnight they are shocked that anyone would suggest using those products instead of vaccinations and drugs which have been proven to work.

BBC Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh investigates.

Broadcast on Tuesday 4 January 2011.

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