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NHMRC draft information paper: evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions

9 Apr 2014
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This report summarises an assessment of homeopathy undertaken by the National Health and Medical Research Council, including an overview of published systematic reviews, evaluation of information provided by interest groups and the public, and consideration of clinical practice guidelines and government reports on homeopathy published in other countries.

Introduction:

Purpose: This information paper provides an overview of evidence from research on the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating health conditions in humans.

It summarises the findings of an assessment of homeopathy undertaken by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which included an overview of published systematic reviews, evaluation of information provided by homeopathy interest groups and the public, and consideration of clinical practice guidelines and government reports on homeopathy published in other countries.

Scope: NHMRC assessed the evidence on homeopathy to answer this question: Is homeopathy an effective treatment for health conditions, compared with no homeopathy, or compared to other treatments?

NHMRC did not consider evidence for whether or not homeopathy is effective for preventing health conditions (including evidence about homeopathic ‘vaccines’), or whether homeopathy is good for general health.

NHMRC did not assess evidence on the safety of the ingredients of homeopathic medicines.

 

The NHMRC are asking for submissions by Monday the 26th of May 2014 (5:00 pm).  Click here to find out more about making a submission.

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2014
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