FDA to crack down on $3 billion homeopathy industry after scores of illnesses and even deaths linked to alternative remedies

US health officials plan to crack down on homeopathy after a spate of alternative remedies have been linked to serious injury and death.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a new proposal on Monday to regulate the $3 billion industry that has long been on the fringe of mainstream medicine.
Regarded by scientists as a form of modern-day snake oil, homeopathic products are treated as drugs under law, but not supported by modern science. Most remedies contain heavily diluted drugs, vitamins and minerals.
Now, the agency plans to target products that pose the biggest safety risks, including... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Health, Views: 75
Source: Daily Mail
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