NHMRC Statement on Homeopathy and NHMRC Information Paper - Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions

Summary information

Publishing date: 
2015
Status: 
Current
Reference number: 
CAM02
Available in print: 
No - PDF only
Further information: 

NHMRC has reviewed the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating a variety of clinical conditions with the aim of providing Australians with reliable information about its use. The comprehensive assessment of the evidence included:

  • a systematic review of the evidence from available systematic reviews (an overview) on the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating a variety of clinical conditions in humans;
  • a report on evidence submitted to the NHMRC prior to the commencement of the review;
  • a report on evidence submitted to the NHMRC during public consultation on the draft information paper; and
  • consideration of published guidelines and other government reports.

The evidence identified in this assessment of the evidence has been summarised in a NHMRC Information Paper.

A NHMRC Statement has also been developed, based on the Information Paper.

The Administrative Report provides a brief summary of the processes underpinning the homeopathy review, as well as links to a number of additional documents:

  • Frequently Asked Questions;
  • a summary of responses to public consultation submissions;
  • a summary of responses to expert review feedback; and
  • a list of studies considered in the Overview and Review of submitted literature.
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