Urgent Action: FDA Plans to Ban Homeopathic Medicines
(by Michelle Edwards | UncoverDC) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) swift and deceitful approval of the damaging COVID-19 experimental “vaccines,” coupled with the agency’s massive campaign to promote the jabs, overwhelmingly supports the fact that the agency gets a large chunk of its funding from pharmaceutical company user fees. Essentially, Big Pharma is a client of the FDA. That realization explains why the FDA—which is also tasked with regulating the distribution of more natural approaches to healthcare—wants to ban vitamins and supplements. On top of that, the FDA has issued guidance designed to make all homeopathic drugs illegal.
In 2015, the FDA held a hearing to evaluate its enforcement policies for homeopathic products, as reported by Alliance for Natural Health (ANH). The now-removed FDA hearing notice announced its intent to “obtain information and comments from stakeholders about the current use of human drug and biological products labeled as homeopathic, as well as the Agency’s regulatory framework for such products.” These products include prescription drugs and biological products labeled as homeopathic and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs labeled as homeopathic.
According to ANH, homeopathic medicines were intended to be grandfathered when the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act came into being, yet the FDA is completely ignoring this. Similarly, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has its sites set on prohibiting homeopathic treatments. The agency asserts that an over-the-counter homeopathic drug claim that is not substantiated by “competent and reliable” scientific evidence is considered deceptive if it doesn’t include the following disclaimer: 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. As aptly pointed out by ANH, the bottom line is that “homeopathy lacks hugely expensive drug trials.” ANH notes:
“The truth is that homeopathic medicines are overwhelmingly safe. One review of safety data from 17 countries between 1978 and 2010 found a total of just 1,159 adverse events. This equates to an average of just over 50 cases per annum across all 17 countries from which studies were conducted. Contrast this record of safety for homeopathic medicines with adverse events from FDA-approved drugs. From 1978 to 2010, there were more than 3.5 million serious adverse events and 571,398 deaths, according to the FDA’s database.”