Wednesday, November 23, 2016

@motherboard.vice.com: FTC Makes Homeopathic Remedies State They Don't Work

here, more reporting regarding homeopathy's FTC status:

001. @motherboard.vice.com, Kaleigh Rogers reports in "Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work" (2017-11-22):

"homeopathic products [...] the Federal Trade Commission now requires many of these products to state on the label that there’s no scientific evidence they actually do anything [...] if you’re having trouble sleeping and feeling jittery, you probably don’t want to consume a bunch of coffee — that’s just common sense.  And if you’re going to pop a pain reliever for a headache, diluting it so much that it’s literally undetectable by any scientific instrument probably doesn’t seem like the best route either.  But these two concepts make up the basic tenets of homeopathy, something many casual consumers of homeopathic products probably don’t realize [...] the whole industry is largely not accepted in medical science [...]  if the homeopathic company does want to make claims like 'temporarily relieves cold symptoms' on the label, the FTC now requires that it also includes a disclaimer stating 'there is no scientific evidence that the product works' and that 'the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts' [...]";

true that.  Next, naturopathy schools that do similar, in-part a homeopathic academic product.
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