Homeopathy doesn't work, Australian experts say

March 13, 2015 4:25 PM

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Homeopathy doesn't work, Australian experts say

Homeopathy—the idea that one can heal oneself with illness-inducing substances in tiny quantities—is basically a bunch of quackery practiced by delusional people who take their own lives in their hands and might just as well take a sugar pill instead, according to Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council.

"There are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective," declares the fairly blunt report, which also recommends that health insurers stop subsidizing homeopathic remedies and that pharmacies not stock them.

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