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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.






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:


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).




Trick or Treatment:



  • 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 However, this information now appears to have been withdrawn from the website, presumably because of the fact that it opens conventional medicine up to valid criticism.

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