FDA regulation of homeopathic remedies


The FDA “regulates”:http://nccam.nih.gov/health/homeopathy/#q6 homeopathic remedies the same as OTC drugs. (See also the rest of the “NCCAM page”:http://nccam.nih.gov/health/homeopathy/ on homeopathy.)

(Note: please see my “new post”:http://www.randomjohn.info/wordpress/2006/01/04/final-thoughts-on-homeopathy-before-i-leave-it-for-a-while/ to clarify this. Homeopathic remedies are not subject to the same clinical development regulations as pharmaceuticals.)

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  1. […] The other thought is that I said something in a previous post that can be construed as misleading. I said that the FDA regulates homeopathic remedies as OTC. This is true, except that pharmaceuticals have to face a long course of clinical study to become approved for prescription use, and, after some time on the market, the FDA may approve the safer ones for OTC use. Homeopathic remedies do not face this same kind of regulation, but they do face similar regulations for manufacture and labeling. Please see the previous post for details. […]

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