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Homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any health condition, report concludes

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 16 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1478
  1. Julia Pakpoor
  1. 1The BMJ

A large review by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council has reported that homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any health condition.1 It cautioned that “people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence.”

The council, the country’s highest medical research body, conducted an extensive assessment of scientific evidence to develop a position statement on the use of homeopathy. The report incorporated an evaluation of …

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