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“Zur Wirksamkeit der Homöopathie” – das INH zu Veröffentlichungen im Journal der KV Hamburg

“Zur Wirksamkeit der Homöopathie” – das INH zu Veröffentlichungen im Journal der KV Hamburg

Dass auch bei der Ärzteschaft in Sachen Homöopathie einiges in Bewegung kommt, sieht man allein an den inzwischen neun Landesärztekammern, die innerhalb der letzten zwölf ...
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Eine Reise in die Vergangenheit beim rbb – und eine kritische Antwort

Eine Reise in die Vergangenheit beim rbb – und eine kritische Antwort

Radio Berlin Brandenburg (rbb Fernsehen) hat eine Dokumentation mit dem Titel “Die Wahrheit …. über Homöopathie” (verfügbar in der ARD-Mediathek) produziert, die am 25.05.2020 erstausgestrahlt ...
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Statement of the INH on the publication of the DZVhÄ “Homeopathy can contribute to the treatment of Covid-19 disease”

Statement of the INH on the publication of the DZVhÄ “Homeopathy can contribute to the treatment of Covid-19 disease”

At the portal “Homöopathie online” of the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians a longer article in the form of an interview with a homeopathic ...
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“Wissenschaftliches Gutachten“ betr. Homöopathie-Antrag bei Bündnis90/Die Grünen – Replik zur Replik

“Wissenschaftliches Gutachten“ betr. Homöopathie-Antrag bei Bündnis90/Die Grünen – Replik zur Replik

Am 17. Dezember 2019 hat das INH seine Stellungnahme zum “Wissenschaftlichen Gutachten” zweier Ärzte eines der Universität Witten Herdecke angeschlossenen Instituts veröffentlicht, das den (inzwischen ...
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“How would you feel about homeopathy – if you were really be informed?” – The popularity “argument”

“How would you feel about homeopathy – if you were really be informed?” – The popularity “argument”

An essential “link” between the representatives of homeopathy and politics is the evocation of an alleged “popularity” of the sugar-ball therapy. The Information Network Homeopathy ...
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“So okay”, Minister Spahn? – No way! – A guest article by health economist Prof. Dr. Tina Salomon

“So okay”, Minister Spahn? – No way! – A guest article by health economist Prof. Dr. Tina Salomon

Health economics is an established science. It provides the basis for how modern health care systems function in themselves and in economic environments. It defines ...
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The “Suppressed First Report” of the NHMRC – Source of “Encouraging Evidence”?

The “Suppressed First Report” of the NHMRC – Source of “Encouraging Evidence”?

The Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians (DZVhÄ) has recently published an article on its website under the heading “Encouraging Evidence on Homeopathy” (in German) and ...
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Open letter to Health Minister Spahn on the continuation of the reimbursement of homeopathy in the SHI

Open letter to Health Minister Spahn on the continuation of the reimbursement of homeopathy in the SHI

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn declared yesterday, 17.09.2019, that he would adhere further to the reimbursability of homeopathy by the statutory health insurance funds. He ...
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The INH to MEPs on homeopathy in the EU Medicines Directive

The INH to MEPs on homeopathy in the EU Medicines Directive

In the meantime, the Spanish government has initiated a wide outreach against pseudomedicine. For example, it no longer wants to accept the medicinal status of ...
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Open letter to Karin Maag, Member of the Bundestag – Reimbursement of Homeopathy

Open letter to Karin Maag, Member of the Bundestag – Reimbursement of Homeopathy

Mrs. Karin Maag, member of the Health Committee of the German Bundestag, has recently spoken out on several occasions against the reimbursement of homeopathy by ...
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Decision on Homeopathy in France – and Germany? – An Interim Conclusion

Decision on Homeopathy in France – and Germany? – An Interim Conclusion

This week, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn announced the French government’s decision to remove homeopathy completely from the statutory health insurance scheme by 2021. For ...
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Medical homeopathy and patient safety – touchstone homeopathy congress

Medical homeopathy and patient safety – touchstone homeopathy congress

The German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians (DZVhÄ) presents its members to the public as guarantors of good medical care. Among other things, this is ...
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Hello! We’re from INH and want to talk about homeopathy with you!

Hello! We’re from INH and want to talk about homeopathy with you!

In an interview with Pharma Relations, Mathias Hevert, Managing Director of Hevert Arzneimittel, accused the “skeptics” of taking a “clearly biased stance towards homeopathy”, also ...
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Spanish doctors withdraw credit from homeopathy

Spanish doctors withdraw credit from homeopathy

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The INH on its own account – Notes to the public discourse

The INH on its own account – Notes to the public discourse

The INH is pleased to note that the critical debate on homeopathy is gaining in breadth. But meanwhile, criticism of homeopathy is increasingly expressed in ...
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Does homeopathy work? – A guest contribution by Abhijit Chanda (berationable.com)

Does homeopathy work? – A guest contribution by Abhijit Chanda (berationable.com)

Introduction Again and again we hear of India as the “promised land” of homeopathy. Again and again the critics are reproached of India as a ...
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Open letter of the INH to the German Federal Minister of Health on the “internal consensus” of the German medical law

Open letter of the INH to the German Federal Minister of Health on the “internal consensus” of the German medical law

Yesterday, on 13.06.2019, German TV satirist Jan Böhmermann so satirically as accurately analysed homeopathy in his programme “Neo Magazin Royale” and thus articulated in his ...
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France: Negative opinion on homeopathy submitted by the Supreme Health Authority

France: Negative opinion on homeopathy submitted by the Supreme Health Authority

On several occasions we have reported on the progress of the critical debate on the role of homeopathy in the French health system. In almost ...
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Belgium: Consumer protectors take position – “Homeopathy is ineffective, even dangerous”.

Belgium: Consumer protectors take position – “Homeopathy is ineffective, even dangerous”.

The Brussels Times reports under this title on 15 May 2019 and quotes Simon November, spokesman for the consumer protection organisation “Test Achats”: “The requirements ...
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Open letter to the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomeriana on her patronage of the Homeopathic Medical Congress 2019

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomeriana on her patronage of the Homeopathic Medical Congress 2019

This year’s Homeopathic Medical Congress of the Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians will take place in Stralsund from 29 May to 1 June 2019. As ...
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France: Academies of science position themselves against homeopathy

France: Academies of science position themselves against homeopathy

More than a year ago, the discussion about homeopathy in health care in France began, triggered by the merger of 124 doctors (the #NoFakeMed initiative), ...
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Homeopathy Declaration 2019 – The INH takes a Stand

Homeopathy Declaration 2019 – The INH takes a Stand

An association of persons and organisations of the accordingly interested scene has published a “Declaration Homoeopathy 2019” inter alia on the website of the Central ...
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… and they know what they are doing (and they do it anyway)

… and they know what they are doing (and they do it anyway)

Pseudoscience with Academics A guest contribution by Dr. phil. Susanne Dietz There are existing, unfortunately, the Jakeszs, Hubers, Broers, Burkarts, Dahlkes, etc. of this world, ...
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Open Letter by the GWUP Science Board and the INH to Melanie Huml, Secretary of State for Health, Bavaria

Open Letter by the GWUP Science Board and the INH to Melanie Huml, Secretary of State for Health, Bavaria

On 13 December 2018, the CSU parliamentary group in the Bavarian state parliament published a press release entitled “Naturopathy should be more firmly anchored at ...
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Spain – Homeopathy criticism now also government official

Spain – Homeopathy criticism now also government official

We had reported that on 22 June this year, the Madrid Medical Association, de facto the supreme medical association of Spain, issued a very clear ...
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Infinite Stories – once again to the Australian NHMRC’s 2015 review on homeopathy

Infinite Stories – once again to the Australian NHMRC’s 2015 review on homeopathy

The homoeopaths have long since discovered the title of Michael Ende’s well-known work “Die unendliche Geschichte” (“The Infinite Story”) as a quiet motto for themselves, ...
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Homeopathic study: The legend of the five times eight rats

Homeopathic study: The legend of the five times eight rats

Scientific Reports, quite a medical journal of good reputation, published on 10.09.2018 a paper entitled “Ultra-diluted Toxicodendron pubescens attenuates pro-inflammatory cytokines and ROS- mediated neuropathic ...
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France: In the fast lane in the case of homeopathy

France: In the fast lane in the case of homeopathy

The discussion about alternative medical methods in the health system, especially homeopathy, has quickly and apparently sustaining gained momentum in France. We reported on the ...
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France: Doctors’ collective #FakeMed – a crystal-clear statement on pseudomedicine

France: Doctors’ collective #FakeMed – a crystal-clear statement on pseudomedicine

A clear message from the French medical profession On Thursday 12 April 2018, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn made a brief statement on French television ...
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A dialogue and its end – (no) discussion about homeopathy…

A dialogue and its end – (no) discussion about homeopathy…

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Open letter of the INH to the Siemens health insurance company (SBK)

Open letter of the INH to the Siemens health insurance company (SBK)

In the context of the discussion on the reimbursement of homeopathy by statutory health insurance funds, the CEO of SBK drew attention to himself on ...
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Criticism on criticism on Homeopathy #1: “There is no evidence”

Criticism on criticism on Homeopathy #1: “There is no evidence”

“There is no scientific evidence that homeopathy works.” It is evident that homeopathy associations are dealing with critical arguments more intensively than before, e.g. with ...
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Criticism on criticism on Homeopathy #2: “Missing positive trials”

Criticism on criticism on Homeopathy #2: “Missing positive trials”

The second part of our series about the “homeopathic criticism on criticism on homeopathy” covers why critics conclude that there is no reliable evidence for ...
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Criticism on criticism on homeopathy #3 – “Homeopathy is impossible”

Criticism on criticism on homeopathy #3 – “Homeopathy is impossible”

“Scientists claim that homeopathy is not possible” … states the Homeopathy Research Institute as allegedly supposed dictum of critics on homeopathy. The third part of ...
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Criticism on criticism on homeopathy – #4: “They’re just sugar pills!”

Criticism on criticism on homeopathy – #4: “They’re just sugar pills!”

“There’s nothing in it – They’re just sugar pills!” … is the next thesis from homeopathic criticism to which the Homeopathy Research Institute dedicates the ...
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German Homeopathic Doctors on EASAC Statement: An Answer from the INH

German Homeopathic Doctors on EASAC Statement: An Answer from the INH

We have reported on the verdict of the Advisory Committee of the Scientific Academies of the European Community on Homeopathy and reactions to it. As ...
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Open letter of the INH to the interview with Dr. Tournier (HRI) on “Homöopathie online”.

Open letter of the INH to the interview with Dr. Tournier (HRI) on “Homöopathie online”.

Homeopathy online, the online portal of the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians, titled on 27 September 2017 : “Interview: How a positive homeopathy study ...
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On homeopathy cost studies: Nothing is always too expensive

On homeopathy cost studies: Nothing is always too expensive

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Study uncovers: With alternative medicine many cancer patients die earlier than necessary!

Study uncovers: With alternative medicine many cancer patients die earlier than necessary!

If the doctor tells you that he has diagnosed cancer, then this is an incisive event for everyone. What to do now? Conventional treatment, i.e. ...
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Homeopathy – material or immaterial?

Homeopathy – material or immaterial?

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Naturalness reconsidered – Why babies don’t need globules

Naturalness reconsidered – Why babies don’t need globules

Happy without globules! – A guest contribution by Miriam Weissberg, Midwife Dear becoming and become parents! I am a midwife with heart and soul, deeply ...
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Homeopathy as “refugee aid” – a medical and ethical problem!

Homeopathy as “refugee aid” – a medical and ethical problem!

Under the flag “Homeopathy for refugees in Germany” the “Homeopaths Without Borders” together with the initiative “Homeopathy in Action” advertise a nationwide network of homeopathy ...
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Conversation in medicine

Conversation in medicine

The good conversation between patient and doctor is an essential part of the anamnesis, diagnostics and above all the therapy. Mutual trust between patient and ...
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Dead child in Italy: Homeopathic doctors association sees “individual medical malpractice”

Dead child in Italy: Homeopathic doctors association sees “individual medical malpractice”

Malpractice or systemic risk? In Italy, a child died recently because his parents and the doctor who treated him only relied on homeopathy. The German ...
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INH’s statement on NHMRC

INH’s statement on NHMRC

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“Homeopathy is Pseudoscience” – Memorandum of the Russian Academy of Sciences

“Homeopathy is Pseudoscience” – Memorandum of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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On the developments in the USA and the demands of the FTC

On the developments in the USA and the demands of the FTC

A bad day for homeopathy: On November 15, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its statement that in future, over-the-counter homeopathic remedies will ...
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Open letter of the INH and the science advice of the GWUP to the “Lecture Series Homeopathy” of the Munich University

Open letter of the INH and the science advice of the GWUP to the “Lecture Series Homeopathy” of the Munich University

In a current publication, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich is promoting a series of events (lecture series) in the winter semester 2016/17 on the subject of ...
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On the homeopathy dispute on Wikipedia

On the homeopathy dispute on Wikipedia

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Rechte und Pflichten von Heilpraktikern – ein Debattenbeitrag aus Sicht des INH

Rechte und Pflichten von Heilpraktikern – ein Debattenbeitrag aus Sicht des INH

„Es wäre gut, wenn in der Medizin gar keine Lücke entstünde, in der sich die Patienten auf die Suche nach “Alternativen” machen müssen.“ – Dr. ...
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Homeopathy helps – as a ritual

Homeopathy helps – as a ritual

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The “But homeopathy did help me!” fallacy

The “But homeopathy did help me!” fallacy

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The Placebo Business

The Placebo Business

Samuel Hahnemann was born on 10 April 1755 Placebo and nocebo effects are not only found in medicine. These effects accompany us in daily life ...
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Scientific medicine and homeopathy – why they can’t work together

Scientific medicine and homeopathy – why they can’t work together

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About pharmacy obligation and Latin names of homeopathic remedies

About pharmacy obligation and Latin names of homeopathic remedies

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What does physics say about homeopathy? (And why does it have something to say about it?)

What does physics say about homeopathy? (And why does it have something to say about it?)

About Homeopathy and Physics One of the most prominent advocates of homeopathy, Prof. Dr. Dr. Harald Walach, former head of the Institute for Transcultural Health ...
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How homeopathy overrides common sense

How homeopathy overrides common sense

What makes common sense? As a university teacher, I try to teach my students one thing above all else: common sense. By this I mean ...
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Miasms in homeopathy

Miasms in homeopathy

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Science and scientific studies in medicine and pseudo-medicine

Science and scientific studies in medicine and pseudo-medicine

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Does homeopathy need a unique position in the Medicines Act?

Does homeopathy need a unique position in the Medicines Act?

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