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PD breaking news – NHMRC: No evidence homeopathy works better than placebo

No good quality, well-designed studies with enough participants found

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has concluded that there is no good quality evidence to show homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.

More than 1,800 papers were assessed with 225 studies meeting the critera for the review of evidence.

No “good quality, well-designed studies with enough participants” were found to show that homeopathy worked better than a placebo or caused improvements in health equal to another treatment, the NHMRC said.

Studies that reported effectiveness were small and/or of poor quality, it said.

Ceo Professor Warwick Anderson said health practitioners should offer treatments and therapies based on the best available evidence.

“From this review, the main recommendation for Australians is that they should not rely on homeopathy as a substitute for proven, effective treatments.”

For more, see tomorrow’s Pharmacy Daily.


The above Breaking News Alert was sent to Pharmacy Daily subscribers on 11 Mar 15

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