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FDA Proposes New Approach to Regulating Homeopathic Drugs

The FDA has proposed new draft guidance for a risk-based enforcement approach to regulating drug products labeled as homeopathic. The agency plans to prioritize enforcement and regulatory actions for unapproved homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential risk for consumers.
Source: AAFP News - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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Last week, naturopath and homeopath Anke Zimmermann made the news for using lyssinum, a homeopathic remedy based on saliva from a rabid dog, to treat a four year old boy with behavioral problems. This week, Zimmermann strikes back against her critics. Hilarity ensues. The post Only a homeopath has a belief system bizarre enough to defend a remedy based on spit from a rabid dog appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
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The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation.
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Advocates of "integrative medicine" argue that integrating alternative medicine with real medicine represents the "best of both worlds." A recent study by Ben Goldacre suggests that, in reality, integrating quackery with medicine infects medicine with pseudoscience and poor practice. The post Integrating homeopathy with medicine: Not the “best of both worlds” appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
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Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator.
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Updated Date: Apr 20, 2018 EST
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The B.C. Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old’s aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva.
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Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year.
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Family doctors who offer homeopathy - not recommended by the NHS - are also more likely to  practice other bad habits such as the overuse of antibiotics
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Whenever I think I've seen the most ridiculous quackery ever in homeopathy or naturopathy, homeopaths and naturopaths go above and beyond to prove me wrong. This time around, I learn of Lyssinum, a homeopathic remedy claimed to have been made from the saliva of a rabid dog, and how it "cured" a child of his fear of werewolves. The post Naturopathy: Using homeopathic saliva from a rabid dog to cure growling, aggression, and a fear of werewolves appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Homeopathy Medicine Naturopathy Pseudoscience Quackery Anke Zimmermann featured hydrophobium Lyssin Lyssinum miasm rabies rabies miasm Samuel Hahnemann The Golden Bough werewolf Source Type: blogs
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