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NHMRC Draft Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions submission

ID: 
26
Personal Details
First Name: 
Sylvia
Last Name: 
Purcell
Questions
Q1. Is the draft Information Paper presented and written in a manner that is easy to understand?: 

Yes

Q2. Does the draft Information Paper clearly outline how the evidence was reviewed and interpreted by the Homeopathy Working Committee?: 

No I do not believe that the draft information paper outlines how the evidence was reviewed and interpreted.

it seems that the main focus was that there was a lack of evidence, to which I can only disagree.

Q3. Is there additional evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for the treatment of clinical conditions in humans that needs to be considered? To be considered in public consultation any additional evidence must:: 

1) In 2012 One Health Organisation (OHO) conducted a pilot project in collaboration with Traditional Healthcare to assess the viability of using homeopathy to increase host reistance to malaria in India. Full list of references available from the Editor (atms.journal@westnet.com.au)

2) Proceedings from the 60th Conference of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica, 2008. A report presenting the results from a research team from the Vinnitsa National University, Ukraine in the treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia with Homeopathy. Hutsol L, et al

3) Inhibition of Basophil Activation by Histamine: a Sensitive and Reproducible Model for the Study of the Biological Activity of High Dilutions. 2009 Oct;98(4):186-97 Sainte-Laudy J, Belon P FRANCE

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