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A hand-picked, annotated list of Web resources about Homeopathy.
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General

Medical information about homeopathy

  • Homeopathy Cancer Research UK. Provides a clear summary of what homeopathy is, the evidence base, and the likely costs in the UK. "Over 100 published clinical trials have looked at how well homeopathy works in treating various illnesses and symptoms. None of these trials provide us with any scientific evidence to prove that homeopathy can cure or prevent any type of disease, including cancer."
  • Questions and Answers About Homeopathy Research Report on Homeopathy from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
  • Homeopathy:Real Medicine or Empty Promises? by Isadora Stehlin , U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Complementary Medicine - Therapies: Homeopathy — BBC's 'Complementary Medicine' article on Homeopathy
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Consultation on draft guidance on advertising homeopathic medicines (November 2010) ("The RPS believes that until such a time when the efficacy of a homeopathic product can be demonstrated, labelling on the homeopathic product should make it very clear that the efficacy of the homeopathic product has not been proven. The current National Rules Scheme allows claims based on the traditional homeopathic use of the product. The Society recommended that any such claims of efficacy should carry a statement that they are not based on the same stringent testing requirements applied to conventional medicines. The RPS is also concerned about the use of the phrase “homeopathic medicines” as the use of the word medicine in relation to a homeopathic product may be viewed by patients as legitimizing homeopathic products as medicines, which they are clearly not.")

Legislation

Homeopathic Organisations

History

Research in support of homeopathy

  • Homeopathy (the leading academic peer-review journal in the field, published by Elsevier): [2] --the January issue each year is freely available and are usually filled with original research and reviews of controlled trials: January 2010 [3]
  • British Homeopathic Library: [4]
  • Homeopathy Research Institute: [5]
  • International Journal of High Dilution Research [6] (e.g. Van_Wassenhoven M (2008) Scientific framework of homeopathy: evidence-based homeopathy
  • HomBRex Database: [7]
  • Database of the Carstens Foundation
  • Links to homeopathic clinical research: [8]
  • Professor Martin Chaplin, providing several thousand references to research on the properties and mysteries of water. The two sections below focus on homeopathy and the memory of water: [9] and [10]
  • Human and Experimental Toxicology special issue on homeopathy and hormesis:[11] [htpp://www.belleonline.com/newsletters/volume16/vol16-1.pdf Copies of each article are available freely]
  • Groupe de rechercher sur l'infinitesimal; International Research Group on Very Low Dose and High Dilution Effects

Media coverage

  • BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Homeopathy: The Test
  • An undercover investigation by the BBC's Newsnight reported on three High Street homeopaths willing to prescribe homeopathy instead of anti-malarials.[1] This followed up on undercover research by Simon Singh and Sense About Science, which found that seven out of ten high street homeopaths visited did not provide general advice about bite prevention or delve into the supposed patient's medical history. All of them also recommended homeopathy to prevent malaria, instead of referring them to a doctor or travel clinic for conventional medicines.[2][3]

Critical

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  • Singh and Ernst (2008). Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial. pp.228-230. Summary of investigation as discussed on the Sense About Science website.
  • Ghosh, P (13 July 2006), "Homeopathic practices 'risk lives'", BBC