Poor research practice suggests true impact of homeopathy may be “substantially” overestimated
Poor research practice suggests that the true impact of homeopathy may be substantially overestimated, finds an analysis of the current body of evidence on the effectiveness of this type of complementary medicine, published online in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine.
Many clinical trials haven’t been registered, with the main outcome changed in a quarter of those that have been. And many remain unpublished. All this indicates “a concerning lack of scientific and ethical standards in the field of homeopathy and a high risk for reporting bias,” say the researchers. [read more]