Skip to comments.FDA Announces Plans to Target Risky Homeopathic Remedies
Posted on 12/21/2017 1:42:58 AM PST by vannrox
Alternative remedies like homeopathic treatments have become popular in recent years and now make up a $3 billion industry. But the Food and Drug Administration will begin scrutinizing products that could be dangerous to vulnerable populations.
Many homeopathic remedies are derived from plants and claim to treat everything from the common cold to serious diseases. But the FDA fears that these products can "bring little to no benefit in combating serious ailments, or worse may cause significant and even irreparable harm because the products are poorly manufactured, or contain active ingredients that arent adequately tested or disclosed to patients," according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
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I thought President Trump was all about dropping regulations. I thought dropping the Obamacare mandate is for many people about regaining control of their bodies. Why is the FDA doing this? Could it be a favor to pharmaceutical companies? Prices for their poisons would go down now that there will be meaningful competition without insurance companies propping up prices.
Starts right out with a false statement:
“Alternative remedies like homeopathic treatments have become popular in recent years”
Homeopathy has been used for hundreds of years in Europe.
This is an another easily recognizable propagandistic attack by the medical industry on anything that cuts into their Ritalin-Prozac-shock treatment-drug em to the gills operation.
Arnica montana reduces swelling from injuries like magic.
Hypericum perforatum reduces nerve pains. Taking it before and after you have your teeth drilled works better than any other method. It also reduces migraine headaches.
The homeopathic remedies for poison oak and poiaon ivy are far superior to any other treatment.
By IKE SWETLITZ OCTOBER 4, 2017
WASHINGTON When President Trump nominated Scott Gottlieb as the head of the Food and Drug Administration, he was quickly pegged by many as a conservative businessman who was cozy with the pharmaceutical industry.
Seven months later, . He may also be in line to succeed his old boss, Tom Price, as secretary of health and human services.
I think hes been a real bright spot in the administration, said Andy Slavitt, who headed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service for two years under President Obama and who has been a harsh critic of the Trump administration.
I found a natural miracle for inflamation & joint pain.
Tumeric, Circumin w/Bioprene, which is Black Pepper, eliminated pain and inflamation in my body.
I cannot even MAKE the pain that I’ve had for years come back!
Anyone else take it?? If you are thinking about it, try it!
Will this effect my traditional Chinese Herb Doctor?
I have tried Tumeric and it helps a little. My latest try is CBD Oil. Been on it for about a week. It helps, but I have found nothing to completely control my pain.
>> I thought President Trump was all about dropping regulations.
That’s been happening apparently at 21-1.
What’s your regulated interest?
Women are drinking large quantities of medicinal teas and serving their families essential oils in the food they prepare and the hygiene products they create. And then when someone gets sick Mom doubles down on her voodoo until the Emergency Room is the last hope. I understand there is a sucker born every minute and, with a little legitimate research, the dangers are already knowable, but a little sunshine on the underbelly of this unregulated beast could save a lot of people money and health.
Just regular Tumeric? Or Tumeric/Circumin/Bioprene?
The Bioprene (Black Pepper) increases absorption/strength by 2000%.
I use that too and I swear by it! In Nov. 2015 my knees were hurting so much I could barely walk. I started taking Turmeric - at the suggestion of another freeper - and within a month I had no swelling and less pain. I upped the dosage and am pretty much pain free! And NO side effects! Not bad for 62!
So says a proponent of the Ritalin-Prozac-shock treatment-chemotherapy-opioid industry.
I had such bad back pain & inflamation in my body, tried everything! 1000’s of Ibuprofen, massage, chiropractic, cold/heat, strong prescriptions, and wasted $$$$.
All I needed was to take Tumeric.
Started feeling better on just the 2nd day of Tumeric and am feeling MUCH better for a month now. Could not go one day without extreme pain!
How is it the government's business how people take care of themselves again?
What dosage is effective?
I take those. Good stuff.
I also take MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane ), it is amazing.
FWIW, the FDA isnt banning homeopathic OTCs. But what they are proposing will be to more carefully scrutinize these products, especially those sold to treat infants and children, those containing ingredients with significant safety concerns, such as belladonna, and those sold for serious conditions such as opioid addiction, heart disease and cancer.
During a briefing for reporters about the proposed new policy, FDA officials stressed that the agency had no intention of requiring most homeopathic products that are on the market to undergo formal FDA review, however, or to remove most homeopathic products. So people who believe such products help them will still have access to many of them, the officials said.
I.e. if a homeopathic OTC has something like belladonna (deadly nightshade) in it and or is marketed to children such as the teething tablets that killed 10 babies and injured at least 400, if I understand correctly, that type of product will have to meet manufacturing and labeling standards as would a true pharmaceutical, as it should.
What people dont understand is that since 1988, the homeopathic medicinal industry has gone completely unregulated. The teething pills that contain a miniscule amount of belladonna in one batch was found to have contain dangerous levels in the next. Or even contain ingredients not on the label. One has to be careful in the regard with herbal supplements. In addition, a homeopathic medicinal can make claims to treat or even cure serious medical conditions with absolutely no proof that it does, leading some to believe their condition is being treated and forgoing actual treatment.
So this will not affect those of you taking things like turmeric or herbal remedies or even most homeopathic medicinals.
FWIW, I think homeopathy is quackery in that if it is truly homeopathic, the so called active ingredient, the one that supposedly causes symptoms similar to that of the disease or condition it is treating is diluted to the point of often not containing a single molecule of the active ingredient or so small as to be negligible, but homeopaths claim the water retains a memory of some sort. But since homeopathic concoctions arent regulated at all, they can also contain ingredients not so diluted such as the belladonna in the teething tablets.
I do not believe homeopathy or naturopathy should be subject to FDA authority.
I take 1300 mg a day. Several months ago, I recommended it to one of the abstractors who come into our office occasionally. She came in last week and told me she started taking it and it has really helped.
I always recommend that you do your own research. Some things interact with blood pressure meds or blood thinners. We are all different. But, if you do try Turmeric, make sure it says “Turmeric Curcumin with bioperine” (pepper).
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