Christine Jahnig Posted 5 months ago Should we let homeopathy be? As to the Sci and Tech Committee, out of a 13-member committee, only 3 voted against homeopathy. One was not on the committee at the time of the hearings, one did not attend any hearings and one (Dr. Evan Harris) is well known for his bias against homeopathy and was seen taking part in one of those silly street- corner "overdose" exhibitions. He was later voted out of his MP seat as were the others. The real story about homeopathy is told by the Swiss HTA. It was commissioned by the government in order to evaluate 5 CAM modalities including homeopathy and is the most comprehensive analysis of all of the homeopathic literature of the past 40 years ever conducted by any government. It found that homeopathy is as effective as con med, in some cases more effective, and is vastly safer. Unlike the report of the Sci and Tech Committee, it was produced by appropriately qualified professionals without a vested interest. The 13 members of the investigating team included 10 professionals trained in con med of whom 6 are also trained in homeopathy. The other three had training in physics, electrical engineering and sociology. 8 of the 13 held academic positions of whom 6 had been involved in CAM research. The full text and names of the authors of each chapter are at: link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-20638-2/page/1 A separate cost-effectiveness study was done and concluded that homeopathy is 15.4% less expensive than con med.