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Response to NH&MRC Draft Report on Homeopathy

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[xxxiii]HRI.Response by the Homeopathy Research Institute to Australian NH&MRC report. April 16, 2014.

[xxxiv]The editors, BMJ Clinical Evidence.What conclusions has BMJ Clinical Evidence drawn about what works, what doesn’t based on randomised controlled trial evidence? http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/x/set/static/cms/efficacy-categorisations.html.

[xxxv]Press release, Cambridge, MA, September 30, 2013.JLME Issue on Institutional Corruption and the Pharmaceutical Industry.A special issue of the Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics.http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/lab/featured/325-jlme-symposium?layout=default#stay-informed.

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About the author

Isaac Golden

Isaac Golden

Isaac Golden PhD, DHom, ND.
Isaac Golden PhD, DHom, ND. Isaac has been teaching homoeopathy for 25 years. He is founder and Director of the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering at Federation University, Australia. He is the author of ten books on Homoeopathy. Isaac Golden is a world authority on homoeoprophylaxis and has done the largest long-term study of parents using such a program. Dr. Isaac Golden may be contacted at either; Postal: P.O. Box 695 , Gisborne, 3437. Phone/Fax: (03) 5427 0880. E-mail: [email protected]

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  • DEAR DR,
    IT IS NATURAL THAT OTHER PATHIES WILL FIND SEVERAL FAULTS IN HOMEOPATHY KNOWING WELL THAT ITS FOUNDER HAHNEMANN WAS RENOWN QUALIFIED ALLOPATH.. IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT SOMETIME HOMEOPATHY DOES NOT GIVE THE DESIRED RESULT. IN FACT THIS IS DUE TO Lack of knowledge. HOMEOPATHY IS A PURE SCIENCE BUT ITS ART SIDE IS WEAK DUE TO LACK OF RESEARCH AND KEEPING THE EXPERIENCES OF RESEARCH AS SECRET TO THEMSELVES BY THE SUCCESSFUL HOMEOPATHS. IN SHORT HOMEOPATHS MAY FAIL BUT HOMEOPATHY NEVER FAILS
    THANKS
    DR SHEKHAR

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