Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 410+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 34000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $17.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for $1.48
Then just $17.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points
12 MIN READ TIME

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Proposes Homeopathic Drugs Meet Tests of Efficacy

GÁBOR HRASKÓ

Members of the Section of Medical Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) voted unanimously on November 9, 2015, to support an earlier proposal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences about homeopathy. The Swedish statement requested that homeopathic remedies should go through the same efficacy trials that mainstream drugs do.

The Hungarian statement refers to various recent scientific statements, for example, the study of the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council that analyzed 175 publications and concluded that there was no reasonable scientific proof for the efficacy of homeopathy for any health conditions. The HAS also refers to the European Academies Science Advisory Council that is allegedly considering an investigation among the academies of the U.N. countries about this topic. The statement points out that another Hungarian scientific body (Health Science Committee, Egészségügyi Tudományos Tanács) had made a similar statement in 1991 and opposed using and registering those drugs whose efficacy had not been proved and that had not gone through adequate research procedures.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Skeptical Inquirer - March April 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
View Issues

About Skeptical Inquirer

Biological Race and the Problem of Human Diversity Skepticism and the Nature of the Mind The Mote in Thy Brother’s Eye Searching for the Yowie, the Down Under Bigfoot ...and much more.

Single Digital Issue March April 2016
 
$4.49
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Skeptical Inquirer subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription $25.99 billed annually
Save
4%
$25.99

Other Articles in this Issue


Editor’s Letter
Every issue of the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER presents an eclectic mix
NEWS AND COMMENT
Reports surfaced in England shortly before Halloween 2015 of people
On Halloween weekend 2015, scary news reports and warnings on
The Center for Inquiry Libraries (www.cfili-braries.org) has received a small
The 2015 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization has gone
A strange photo of what appears to be an unknown
Edzard Ernst has received the 2015 John Maddox Prize for
SPECIAL REPORT
The largely unregulated world of dietary supplements is like the
FORUM
The Roman Catholic teaching, doctrine, and dogma of Divine Providence
INVESTIGATIVE FILES
Joe Nickell, PhD, is a skeptical cryptozoologist and author of
NOTES ON A STRANGE WORLD
Massimo Polidoro is an investigator of the paranormal, lecturer, and
PSYCHIC VIBRATIONS
Sheaffer’s “Psychic Vibrations” column has appeared in the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER
THE SCIENCE OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Matthew Nisbet is associate professor of communication at Northeastern University
BEHAVIOR & BELIEF
Stuart Vyse is a psychologist and author of Believing in
SKEPTICAL INQUIREE
Benjamin Radford is a research fellow at the Committee for
FEATURES
Some would see any notion of “race” recede unceremoniously into
Writers and readers of the Skeptical Inquirer and of the
One of the most consequential Supreme Court actions in recent
Excerpted by the author from A Numerate Life: A Mathematician
Hugh Ross is the founder and charismatic leader of a
REVIEWS
This Book Won’t Cure Your Cancer. By Gideon Burrows. NGO
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. By Leah Remini. Ballantine Books,
Fight Like a Physicist: Make Physics Your Advantage in the
NEW AND NOTABLE
CLIMATE CHANGE: What Everyone Needs to Know. Joseph Romm. One
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Many thanks for the article by Larry Kusche (a member
THE LAST LAUGH
March 3, 1951: Watch Mr. Wizard premieres on WNBQ in