Friday, March 27, 2015

FDA Reappraisal: Let's DEMOLISH Homeopathy's Unfair Commerce Privileges

here, a snippet on pending scrutiny of homeopathy by the FDA:

001. the Associated Press's Matthew Perrone writes in "FDA Seeks New Information on Safety, Efficacy of Unproven Homeopathic Remedies" (2015-03-27):

"homeopathic products have grown into a multibillion-dollar U.S. market since the FDA last reviewed its oversight of the products 25 years ago [...] Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind [certain] alternative remedies [...] that are protected by federal law but not accepted by mainstream medicine.  The Food and Drug Administration says that it will hold a two-day meeting next month on regulations for homeopathic medicines [...]";

hear, hear.  Imagine a used car salesperson exempt from a Lemon Law.  That's homeopathy right now. 

"homeopathic products are not required to prove they are safe or effective before being sold on the market [...while] homeopathic medicines state that they are designed to treat specific medical conditions [...]";

such privilege.

"homeopathic medicine is based on a principle[s] unverified by mainstream science [...] the more diluted a remedy is, the better it works [...] many scientists view homeopathic remedies as modern snake oil, ineffective  [...] according to the National Institutes of Health, most research has concluded that 'there is little evidence to support homeopathy as an effective treatment for any specific conditions' [...]";

hear, hear.
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