Health: Truth or Scare, BBC One, 25 April 2019


A representative of the Good Thinking Society complained that an item on homeopathy tended to give the impression that it was a treatment of proven effectiveness, whereas there was no scientific basis for crediting it with anything beyond a placebo effect.


Although the item included a number of script lines which made clear that the opinion of informed medical experts is that homeopathy was ineffective and a contribution from a GP which reinforced this point, it gave the overall impression that the relative validity of homeopathy and conventional medicine was still a matter of debate.
Partly upheld

Further action

The item will not be repeated.