FDA Hearing on HomeopathyThe FDA is preparing to hold hearings on homeopathy April 20 and 21, 2015.
They are going to re-evaluate homeopathy's status. Any decision to
restrict availability of homeopathic remedies would negatively impact millions of
consumers. Its important that everyone go to this website and make a
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on homeopathy.It seems it is remedy manufacturers going to be affected-
probably due to all the combo remedies being marketed- with no instructions
about aggravation, no instructions to stop dosing. These things are showing
up everywhere in the usa drug stores right next to things like Advil (
which at least say do not take more than x pill a day and do not keep taking)
I talk to people all the time who say-I just followed what it said on the
bottle ( the bottle is wrong!) so there does need to be something done
about this, and I don't know who are all the members of the Pharmacy Group,
but I would think that Hylands and Boiron certainly have enough money
to handle this.
People who try to be responsible and google potency and dosing, get wrong , confusing info- even on this ABC site, instructions for dosing, it is a protocol of too many
doses to start out with and no warning to stop if aggravation or feeling better
or feeling nothing.
The remedies sold in stores -don't say anything about reactions either- they promote
taking pills 3 to 4 times a day no matter what.
REPRINT: American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists
Over the past few decades, the homeopathic industry has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry and national drug stores are finally recognizing the merits of our product. But as the industry has grown, so, too, has skepticism from legislators and regulators.
While we successfully argued for the effectiveness of current regulations at a FDA hearing a few months ago, we still face significant regulatory hurdles. For instance, on September 21, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to investigate whether our industry’s marketing and advertising initiatives are considered deceptive.
Topics for discussion will include:
How truth-in-advertising principles apply to homeopathic remedies
The science behind homeopathy and its effectiveness
How homeopathic products are advertised
What consumers understand about homeopathy
The effects of recent class action lawsuits against homeopathic manufacturers
If the FTC deems that the advertising/marketing for homeopathic remedies is deceptive, the consequences to our industry—and to your bottom line—may be grave.
For instance, if the FTC concludes that terms such as “remedy” or “natural” are inherently deceptive, regulators could require homeopathic manufacturers to eliminate these words from our labeling and marketing materials. Not only would this make it almost impossible to communicate product benefits to our customers, but it could also mean a potentially dramatic loss in sales as we are forced to rebrand entire product lines or face significant fines.
Now is the time to explain to our legislators and regulators how our products are made so that the FTC cannot block us from successfully marketing our products. To aid in this effort, AAHP has brought together a task force of experts to represent our interests at the FTC event.
Although AAHP has put significant financial resources toward this effort, we can’t afford to do it alone. Only by pooling our resources and creating a strong, united front can we preserve our industry and livelihoods.
Please help us by donating to the AAHP Industry Defense Fund today—we are looking for leadership gifts of $10,000 or more, but we would be happy to accept any amount you care to contribute.
All donations will go towards training and prepping a top-class industry defense team who can tell the industry’s story and protect our rights at the upcoming FTC workshop. Moreover, donations are tax deductible* and will provide FREE access to an AAHP webinar. Donations by non-members can be credited towards the first year of membership dues for AAHP.
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