Accordingly, the promotion of an OTC homeopathic product for an indication that is not substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence may not be deceptive if that promotion effectively communicates to consumers that: (1) there is no scientific evidence that the product works and (2) the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.
meaning that you can't make claims that have not been substantiated not sure if they will have to be as explicit as stating that there is no evidence for their product's effectiveness, but at least it's a start
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:44 am Posts: 429 Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
To me homeopathy is a perfect example of pseudoscience... The only thing in its support is anecdotal evidence which is worth sweet FA... AFAIK there has never been a trial that showed a significant effect beyond placebo and as a chemist the whole idea is frankly ludicrous...
I'll forward the link to a student of mine (who's mum is a homeopath), she threatened to beat me up when I told her it's all a load of bollocks
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:30 pm Posts: 947 Location: Somewhere in the Great State of Washington
Well in a week full of negatives, this is at least one positive thing.
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I am glad that the Federal Trade Commission has treated the topic "homeopathy". In Italy and in Europe the consumption of homeopathic remedies is growing. In Italy there are facilities paid by public bodies offering assistance on homeopathic remedies. http://www.usl2.toscana.it/menu_orizzon ... id_nodo=65 On the government website (Tuscany is a government agency) you can read that homeopathic remedies are useful in dermatitis, asthma, respiratory allergies and psychosomatic disorders.