Monday, November 21, 2016

Does FTC's New Homeopathy Restrictions Apply to Naturopathy Schools and Organizations?

here, I muse as whether the Federal Trade Commission's new restrictions on homeopathy marketing applies also to the false position of naturopathy schools and organizations who claim naturopathy's homeopathy is "science":

001. recently, at slate.com, in "Homeopathic Medicines Will Carry Labels Saying They’re Unscientific" (2016-11-19), Alan Levinovitz wrote:

"the Federal Trade Commission just cracked down on an unusual product that has long enjoyed exemption from regulation: homeopathic drugs. Available everywhere from Whole Foods to CVS, homeopathic products are advertised as an effective way to treat a wide range of conditions [...] yesterday [...] the FTC announced its 'enforcement policy statement' about homeopathic product labeling [...] the rules require packaging to effectively communicate two key disclaimers: 'there is no scientific evidence that the product works; the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts' [...]";

finally!

002. meanwhile, you have ND schools and organizations like:

002.a. NUHS which is National University of Health Sciences which has a naturopathy program within with homeopathy within that;

002.b. UB which has a supposed "Health Sciences Division" with naturopathy within that with homeopathy within that;

002.c. AANP who claims homeopathy is a "medicinal science";

003. when are their falsehoods going to be stopped?

oh, I forgot, the schools are actually MULTIPLY accredited, which is supposed to insure that they're not full of nonsense.  And the AANP is supposed to be comprised of graduates of those schools who therefore should not be peddling crap therapies if they were properly educated.  How idealistic!

 





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