Again, the US hardly has the high ground in this instance. Pharma companies can’t (or at least they couldn’t, it might have changed in the past few years) hand the results of drug trials done in Europe to the FDA and get a drug approved, they have to rerun them in the US. Even if there’s no difference in how the trials are ran. Additionally, in the US, you can walk into nearly any store, buy some homeopathic garbage and “treat” yourself without ever seeing a doctor. Thus, potentially making your condition worse, exposing others to the same ailment (assuming its something communicable), and driving up healthcare costs because you only go see a doc after your condition worsens to the point where your life is in danger.
No doubt many of the people prescribing homeopathic “medicine” in places like the UK and Germany are utterly unqualified to bandage a finger, but there’s probably a few docs savvy enough to hand the stuff out, either in cases when a placebo is the best solution (i.e. patient comes in demanding antibiotics because they have a cold, the doc knowing that they won’t rest until they get something to cram in their piehole, gives them a homeopathic “cure” rather than handing them antibiotics which are useless in this case), or because they can at least monitor a person’s health, an intervene with real medicine before it gets to be too late. Yes, I know, I know, I know, a doctor shouldn’t be handing out snake oil, but given that a large number of people are obstinate about listening to reason, it is probably better than the system we have in the states (where some 39 million people have no health insurance, and are thus more likely to rely on things like homeopathy and alternative medicines, since its cheaper to buy much of that stuff than it is to see a doctor).