Health Correspondent, Marie-Louise Connolly, reports on the future of homeopathic remedies.
This week's Health Focus puts alternative treatments under the microscope ahead of the most wide-ranging consultation on how chemists should market them.
The view of the regulatory body for pharmacists, who are consulting their members about how the products are currently marketed, is that people who buy homeopathic products should be advised that they do not work and only have a placebo effect.
But according to homeopaths, the real issue behind the consultation is the threat complementary medicine is posing to the highly lucrative relationship between the drug companies and the Health Service.
BBC Newsline talks to Inge Haghighi who has used homeopathic remedies for around seventeen years.