Adverse effects of homeopathy: a systematic review of published case reports and case series

@article{Posadzki2012AdverseEO,
  title={Adverse effects of homeopathy: a systematic review of published case reports and case series},
  author={Paul Posadzki and Amani Alotaibi and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={66}
}
Aim:  The aim of this systematic review was to critically evaluate the evidence regarding the adverse effects (AEs) of homeopathy. 
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