Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy

@article{Shang2005AreTC,
  title={Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy},
  author={Aijing Shang and Karin Huwiler-M{\"u}ntener and Linda Nartey and Peter J{\"u}ni and Stephan D{\"o}rig and Jonathan A. C. Sterne and Daniel Pewsner and Matthias Egger},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366},
  pages={726-732}
}
BACKGROUND Homoeopathy is widely used, but specific effects of homoeopathic remedies seem implausible. Bias in the conduct and reporting of trials is a possible explanation for positive findings of trials of both homoeopathy and conventional medicine. We analysed trials of homoeopathy and conventional medicine and estimated treatment effects in trials least likely to be affected by bias. METHODS Placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy were identified by a comprehensive literature search… Expand

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