There was a news item in TOI that the Science and Technology committee of the British legislature has recommended withdrawl of government funding to homeopathy in U.K. The committee found out that this branch of Medicine is not "scientific" and their theory of "like cures like" is not tenable. Whatever results obtained are only due to placebo effect.
Homeopathy is widely used for treatment of infants . Can it be called placebo effect ? Infants do not understand that they are being given a medicine for placebo effect to take place.
Wait for the day the MNC pharmaceutical giants or their sponsored agents take up this issue in India also.