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Letters Homoeopathic product licence

Being useless may be useful

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 10 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2334
  1. Nicholas Moore, clinical pharmacologist1
  1. 1University of Bordeaux, 33076 Bordeaux, France
  1. nicholas.moore{at}

    Giving homoeopathy credit for any kind of demonstrable efficacy is ludicrous, and we all know it.1

    However, a good placebo is an incredibly useful (and powerful) therapeutic tool, which should only be used with caution.2 In this context, and …

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