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Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century

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Defending Choice in Medicine

H:MC21 is a charity established to counter the unfounded propaganda against homeopathy by informing the public of the facts about homeopathy and its historical and scientific relationship to orthodox medicine.

It will do this through research, publication and campaigning.

Clicking on the links below will take you directly to various aspects of our campaign

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Publications

Nonsense, Not Science

 Halloween Science

Pilot survey of PCTs

Edzard Ernst interview

 Resource pack

CS&TC Report

CS&CT Evidence Check

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Registered address: Poppyseed Cottage,
High Street, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk PE33 9SF

A Check Without Balance - References

1. The full text of the motions is available at <http://www.hmc21.org/#/bma-motions/4542101688>.
2. House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy (London:
  The Stationery Office Limited, 2010).
3. Mr O’Brien, response to Q244, House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Evidence
  Check 2: Homeopathy (London: The Stationery Office Limited, 2010), p. Ev 73.
4. Mr O’Brien, response to Q244, House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Evidence
  Check 2: Homeopathy (London: The Stationery Office Limited, 2010), p. Ev 73.
5. ‘Call to curb rising NHS drug bill’, 3 April 2008, <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7190267.stm>,
  accessed 27 November 2008.
6. Sarah Boseley, ‘Adverse drug reactions cost NHS £2bn’, The Guardian, 3 April 2008,
  <http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/apr/03/nhs.drugsandalcohol>, accessed 14 November
  2008.
7. ‘How much do we know?’, BMJ Clinical Evidence at
  <http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/ceweb/about/knowledge.jsp>, accessed 7 July 2010 and 18 May
  2008.
8. Spence DS, Thompson EA, Barron SJ, ‘Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease: A 6-Year,
  University-Hospital Outpatient Observational Study’, Journal of Alternative and Complementary
  Medicine, 2005, 11:793-798, p. 795.
9. Donal McDade, Evaluation [of a] Complementary and Alternative Medicines Pilot Project (London:
  Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, 2008), available at Get Well UK website at
  <http://www.getwelluk.com/>, accessed 27 April 2009; full report at
  <http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/final_report_from_smr_on_the_cam_pilot_project_-_may_2008.pdf>.
10. Dr. Adrian Hunnisett, Homeopathy Service Survey (Cirencester: The Park Surgery, 2005).
11. A. Steinsbekk and R. Lüdtke, ‘Patients' assessments of the effectiveness of homeopathic care in
  Norway: A prospective observational multicentre outcome study’, Homeopathy, 94 (2005), 10-16,
  available at: <http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-
  11844297403&origin=inward&txGid=79ie_u0p0cPFoTLkdzTDA2p%3a2>, accessed 14 February
  2010.
12. Claudia M. Witt, Rainer Lüdtke, Nils Mengler, and Stefan N. Willich, ‘How healthy are chronically ill
  patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? – Results from a long term observational study’,
  BMC Public Health, 8 (2008), 413, available at
  <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2630323/>.
13. Anna Thorburn quoted by Tom Lawrence in ‘Patients Picket for Homeopathy’, Harrow Observer, 13
  June 2007.
14. Personal communication from one of the patients involved in campaigning against these cuts.
15. Professor Woods, response to Q211, House of Commons Science and Technology Committee,
  Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy (London: The Stationery Office Limited, 2010), p. Ev 70.
16. Para. 2.01, ‘Memorandum submitted by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (HO 37)’,
  House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy (London:
  The Stationery Office Limited, 2010), p. Ev3.
17. Paras 2.21-2.23, ‘Memorandum submitted by the NHS West Kent (HO 39)’, House of Commons
  Science and Technology Committee, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy (London: The Stationery Office
  Limited, 2010), p. Ev 35.
18. See <http://www.hmc21.org/> and <http://www.homeopathyworkedforme.org/>.
19. See <http://www.hmc21.org/#/publications/4535642005>.

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