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FTC Warns Against Homeopathy That Is not Backed by Science

The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers that homeopathic products on pharmacy are not back by scientific evidence to support their claims. Specifically, the FTC states:

-Homeopathic medications are not evaluated for safety or effectiveness by the FDA.

-Traditional homeopathic products lack reliable scientific evidence for their claims of effectiveness.

-Homeopathy is based on a theory from the 1700’s that is not generally accepted within today’s scientific community.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) advises that homeopathy should not be used as a replacement for proven conventional care or to postpone seeing a health care provider about a medical problem.

Products that make claims that are not supported may also violate state laws prohibiting unfair business practices and false advertising. Andersen Sleater represents consumers in making such claims against corporation. Click here to read more out the FTC's information to consumers about homeopathic products.

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