why is this blatant pseudo-scientific kn*bcheese permitted?
There's a huge amount of rubbish on our shelves masquerading as medical remedies.
Any Boots store, and in fact most private Pharmacies will have at least one large shelf devoted to homeopathy, herbal remedies & magnetic bracelets. They sell it because it makes money.
As to why it is allowed, I can only hazard a guess that it is because Ireland tends to copy whatever the UK does on these matters.
If you look at what the UK does, it lets politicians make decisions for them even when it flat out contradicts all the available science. As recently as June this year the British Medical Association likened homeopathy to witchcraft and called for it to be banned from the NHS. But politicians decided to ignore the science and continue to spend millions dispensing water to patients. They defended their decision thusly:
"We believe in patients being able to make informed choices about their treatments, and in a clinician being able to prescribe the treatment they feel most appropriate in particular circumstances"Read all about it