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'Defend your right' leaflet -  references

Quotation:

    •  Gudrun Bornhöft and Peter Matthiessen (eds), Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs: An HTA report on homeopathy as part of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme, trans. from the German by Margaret M Saar (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag, 2011), p. 3.

 

Expertise:

    •  Gudrun Bornhöft and Peter Matthiessen (eds), Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs: An HTA report on homeopathy as part of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme, trans. from the German by Margaret M Saar (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag, 2011), pp. 230-234.

 

Shang et al.:

    •  Aijing Shang, Karin Huwiler-Müntener, Linda Nartey, Peter Jüni, Stephan Dörig, Jonathan AC Sterne, Daniel Pewsner and Prof Matthias Egger, ‘Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy’, The Lancet, 366 (2005), 726-732.

 

Criticisms of Shang:

    •  Klaus Linde, Wayne B. Jonas, ‘Meta-analysis of homoeopathy trials’ (letter to the editor), The Lancet, 9503 (2005) at <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)67878-6/fulltext>, accessed 3 March 2009.

    •  Peter Fisher, Brian Berman, Jonathan Davidson, David Reilly, Trevor Thompson and 29 others, Letter to the editor, The Lancet, 9503 (2005) at <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)67879-8/fulltext>, accessed 3 March 2009.

    •  R. Lüdtke and A. L. B. Rutten, ‘The conclusions on the effectiveness of homeopathy highly depend on the set of analyzed trials’, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, (2008) at <http://www.aekh.at/fileadmin/Bilder/Hom_opathie_int/LuedtkeRuttenJCE08.pdf>.

    •  A. L. B. Rutten and C. F. Stolper, ‘The 2005 meta-analysis of homeopathy: the importance of post-publication data’, Homeopathy, 2008 at <http://www.aekh.at/fileadmin/Bilder/Hom_opathie_int/RuttenStolperHomeopathyarticle.pdf>, both accessed 15 April 2009.

    •  Gudrun Bornhöft and Peter Matthiessen (eds), Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs: An HTA report on homeopathy as part of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme, trans. from the German by Margaret M Saar (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag, 2011), pp. 39-44.

 

Sense About Science:

    •  Chris Tyler, Sense About Homeopathy (London: Sense About Science, 2006).

    •  William Alderson, Nonsense, Not Science, (Stoke Ferry: Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century, 2011).

 

Parliament:

    •  ‘CSaP Appoints New Executive Director’, Centre for Policy and Science, Cambridge University, 15 March 2010 at <http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/news/article-csap-appoints-new-executive-director/>.

    •  House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy (London: The Stationery Office Limited, 2010), pp. 48-50.

    •  William Alderson, ‘A Check Without Balance’, Counterfire, 2010.

 

Trick or Treatment:

    •  Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst, Trick or Treatment? Alternative medicine on trial (London: Bantam Press, 2008).

    •  William Alderson, Halloween Science (Stoke Ferry: Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century, 2009).

    •  Sense About Science trustees <http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/about/>.

 

RCTs:

    •  House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy, 2010, p. Ev 144.

    •  R.P. El Dib, A.N. Atallah, R.B. Andriolo, ‘Mapping the Cochrane evidence for decision making in health care’, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 13 (2007), 689–692.

    •  BMJ Clinical Evidence website as accessed on 7 July 2010. However, this information now appears to have been withdrawn from the website, presumably because of the fact that it opens conventional medicine up to valid criticism.

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Below are the references for the various statements made in this leaflet.

 

The purpose of the leaflet was to provide an overview of the key arguments relating to the attacks on homeopathy, showing that they lack any medical or scientific validity.