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New film reveals scientists and the public have been misled over homeopathy

07 Apr 2017

Just One Drop

A new documentary about homeopathy premièred in London on 6 April highlights controversy over evidence for homeopathy’s effectiveness.

Just One Drop’ features the first details of a complaint to the Australian Ombudsman providing evidence that the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) misled both the public and the scientific community in their 2015 report on the effectiveness of homeopathy which made headlines around the world.

Based on extensive research, the film tells the story of homeopathy through the voices of the international homeopathic community. It confronts head-on the misconceptions and criticisms of homeopathy and emphasises its use and popularity with more than 200 million people around the world. The film has been created as an educational tool, offering answers to common questions and criticisms against homeopathy.

Stakeholders are invited to host a screening of this film, and to use it as an opportunity to inspire dialogue on this controversial topic.

HRI releases extensive analysis of the Australian NHMRC’s 2015 report

‘Just One Drop’ reveals a number of anomalies uncovered by an extensive and thorough investigation into NHMRC's conduct.

The formal complaint to the Commonwealth Ombudsman by Complementary Medicines Australia, Australian Homeopathic Association and Australian Traditional Medicine Society details inaccuracies, mishandling of evidence and conflicts of interest. Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) provided the scientific analysis for this submission. HRI has now released extensive analysis of the NHMRC’s report.

In a new video, Rachel Roberts, Chief Executive, HRI, presents key facts from HRI's indepth scientific analysis of NHMRC's Homeopathy Review, demonstrating that the public were misled by serious misreporting of the evidence. She says, “NHMRC’s review is just bad science. Decision-makers and the scientific community rely on these kinds of reports and need to trust their accuracy. This is not about anyone’s personal opinion as to whether homeopathy works or not. It is about the importance of evidence being reported objectively, whatever it says, and the NHMRC did not do that.”