Science fact or fiction? Senate exposes NHMRC did not use accepted scientific methods

AUSTRALIA’S peak medical research body, the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), has responded under Senate scrutiny that they did not follow recognised scientific guidelines or standards in reviewing the evidence on homeopathy , using an approach also applied to reviews of other natural therapies.

The Homeopathy Review was the first of 17 natural therapy reviews the NHMRC conducted between 2012 and 2015, used to justify removal of the Private Health Insurance rebate for these therapies, which was passed by the Senate on 11 September 2018. It is currently under investigation by the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

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The original publication of the NHMRC report can be found here:

It states:

Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy, NHMRC concludes
that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy
is effective.

Homeopathy should not be used to treat health conditions that are chronic, serious, or could
become serious. People who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or
delay treatments for which there is good evidence for safety and effectiveness. People who
are considering whether to use homeopathy should first get advice from a registered health
practitioner.* Those who use homeopathy should tell their health practitioner and should keep
taking any prescribed treatments.

Video by homeopathy research institute about political influence of the NHMRC report

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