NHMRC delays advice on homeopathy

The country’s top medical research body says it needs another 18 months to come to a decision whether it is unethical for health professionals to advocate homeopathy.

Last year, Australian Doctor obtained a draft version of an NHMRC public position statement designed to offer “guidance for medical practitioners to assist them in their discussions with patients about homeopathic preparations”.

The draft declared it was “unethical for health practitioners to treat patients using homeopathy, for the reason that homeopathy