National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia finally released the first report on Homoeopathy. more than 75,000 people from around the world demand its publication. It is a 294 page report which has to be reviewed. But in this unpublished report, the author had concluded that “there is encouraging evidence for homeopathy “ in five medical conditions.
Controversy apart , the report has the entire global compendium of published studies in homoeopathy , so can even be used for literary search.
Rachel Roberts of HRI, London played a relentless role in pressurizing the Australian govt to release this 7-year-old document.
And while releasing this old report the current CEO of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia, Prof. Anne Kelso says that the 2nd review published in 2015 which is the ‘NHMRC Report’ “did not conclude that homoeopathy was ineffective”.
Both the reports need to be studied in-depth by the homoeopathic fraternity for awareness. Citing this report only even NHS , UK stopped funding to Homoeopathy.
While releasing this report the CEO states categorically that ” Contarary to some claims, the review did not conclude that Homeopathy was ineffective, rather, it stated that ” based on assessment, NHMRC concludes that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective”.
A very evasive statement. Homeopathy claim that there are medicines for disease conditions!. Nobody takes homeopathic medicines for health conditions !!!!!!. They take medicines for diseases to become healthier.
As expected, the conclusions of NHMRC’s 2012 report – The Effectiveness of Homeopathy: an overview review of secondary evidence – are in stark contrast to their 2015 attempt, with the first review concluding that there is “encouraging evidence” homeopathy works for five medical conditions.
“For over three years NHMRC have refused to release their 2012 draft report on homeopathy, despite Freedom of Information requests and even requests by members of the Australian Senate. To see this document finally seeing the light of day is a major win for transparency and public accountability in research.” Rachel Roberts, HRI Chief Executive
NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso, explained her decision to release the report by acknowledging the “considerable interest” in this hidden document.
NHMRC’s sudden decision to release the report, despite stating to the Australian Senate only a month ago that they had no plans to release it, comes at a time when the verdict of an Ombudsman investigation into NHMRC’s Homeopathy Review is pending.