Wednesday, February 13 2013 at 7:30PM

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Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

Nancy Kane and Hayley Johnson

What's the talk about?

Homeopathy is a 200 year-old system of alternative medicine, based on the premise that “like cures like” and that more diluted remedies are more potent.

The skeptical community often requires that those who support homeopathy provide evidence of its effectiveness, and we know that this evidence is usually not forthcoming, or has serious methodological flaws which limit its usefulness. Despite this, many argue that homeopathy still has a place in modern medicine, since it offers a treatment option that is acceptable to many patients, and does no harm. 

But is there evidence for this claim for no harm in homeopathy? Does the burden of proof fall to us as skeptics to prove that it can cause real damage to people? We examine the evidence for and against homeopathy, which may be more harmful than you think.