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Trials of individualised homeopathic treatment compared to placebo
Written as a plain English summary, this article outlines the findings of the 2014 meta-analysis performed by Dr Robert Mathie et al., which assessed the effect of individualised homeopathic treatment when compared to placebo in double blind randomised controlled trials.

Understanding the homeopathy debate
A brief overview of the story so far regarding what evidence there is for homeopathy and how this information has been communicated to decision-makers and the public alike.

Homeopathy on trial – the need for targeted research
This article focuses on how discussion of the evidence base has evolved in recent years and the implications this has for the future decisions about research in homeopathy.

Plausibility bias and the controversy around homeopathy
Dr Peter Fisher discusses the reasons behind divergent interpretations of the existing evidence on homeopathy, introducing the concept of ‘plausibility bias’.

NHS Homeopathy in the spotlight
Homeopathy has been part of the UK’s National Health Service since its inception. Here we present the key facts for those wishing to know more about this issue, including what it costs, patient benefits and comparisons with conventional medicine.

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