A Physician’s View on Legal Aspects of the Contemporary Medical Use of Mercury in Germany

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This article looks at various legal aspects of different groups of allopathic and homoeopathic remedies in Germany. Differences between allopathic and homoeopathic, approved and registered, and individually prescribed drugs are explained in the context of their availability and whether the legal responsibilities lie with the physicians prescribing the drugs or the pharmacies issuing, mixing, or importing them. Some of these remedies contain mercury in various forms, and the legalities of these mercurial remedies are explained from the practical point of view of a physician working in Germany.

A Physician’s View on Legal Aspects of the Contemporary Medical Use of Mercury in Germany

in Asian Medicine



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