Friday, September 22, 2017

European Academies Science Advisory Council: Homeopathy is Inplausible, Ineffective

here, some bad news for homeopathy:

001. we're told in "Homeopathic Products and Practices: Assessing the Evidence and Ensuring Consistency in Regulating Medical Claims in the EU" (2017) [2017 archived]:

"EASAC, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council, is publishing this statement to build on recent work by its member academies to reinforce criticism of the health and scientific claims made for homeopathic products. The analysis and conclusions are based on the excellent science-based assessments already published by authoritative and impartial bodies [...] we conclude that the claims for homeopathy are implausible and inconsistent with established scientific concepts [...] we agree with previous extensive evaluations concluding that there are no known diseases for which there is robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathy is effective beyond the placebo effect [...] we note that this may pose significant harm to the patient if incurring delay in seeking evidence-based medical care and that there is a more general risk of undermining public confidence in the nature and value of scientific evidence [...] there is no rigorous evidence to substantiate the use of homeopathy in veterinary medicine";

hear, hear.

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