Is the United States FDA Trying to Ban Homeopathy?
Is the United States Food & Drug Administration Trying to Regulate Homeopathy Out of Existence??
Earlier this year, there was quite a stir when the US FDA began announcing hearings on the subject of homeopathy.
There has been some concern in the homeopathic community, for good reason. When the top governing body over such things steps out in this fashion, it is usually a sign that something’s up. It doesn’t mean that homeopathy will necessarily be “banned”, but new regulations could be put into place that restrict the freedom of citizens to easily choose and get access to this form of alternative medicine. It’s something to watch out for.
The jury is still out over what’s really going on. Check this out and see what YOU think. Be alert and aware.
Why is there a sudden push by the FDA to label homeopathic remedies as dangerous? Why is there a need to regulate substances that have been used for hundreds of years with out any issues? What does the FDA have to gain?
The FDA has published two documents recently, which suggest that WAR is being declared on the profession of homeopathic medicine – or at least on the manufacture of homeopathic remedies, which comes to the same thing in the end. What is a homeopath without homeopathic remedies?
On March 19, 2015 the FDA published an advisory (called a “safety alert”) about homeopathic asthma OTC medications, recommending that patients be wary, and that health care practitioners be sure to report any adverse effects to the FDA. Here is the link to that safety alert: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm439014.htm
Why, suddenly now, are we wanting to change the manufacture of these remedies? Why such a push to label homeopathic remedies dangerous, when they have been around for over 200 years without any problems?
Cui bono? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines this phrase: “a principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain”. Who stands to gain from destroying the manufacturers of homeopathic remedies?
A sentence in the most recent version of the 400.400 document with regards to FDA regulation of homeopathic medicine may provide a clue.
“Until recently, homeopathic drugs have been marketed on a limited scale by a few manufacturers who have been in business for many years and have predominantly served the needs of a limited number of licensed practitioners… Today the homeopathic drug market has grown to become a multimillion dollar industry in the United States, with a significant increase shown in the importation and domestic marketing of homeopathic drug products.”