Homeopathy website faces court

The notorious Homeopathy Plus! website will have to go before a judge to defend its claims that homeopathic remedies are a safe alternative to "largely ineffective" whooping cough vaccinations.

Allegations that the website is deceiving the public were levelled in the Federal Court on Wednesday by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

The commission's case also targets Frances Sheffield, the homeopath who runs Homeopathy Plus!.

The ACCC launched its