Feds preparing next big power grab: Natural remedies

Homeopathic remedies, the natural treatments people use to guard their health, have been for ages, and many swear by them.

Back in the 1930s, when the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act was created, homeopathy was formally recognized with the adoption of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

However, in recent years, the federal government has begun to crack down. The lastest measure is a set of proposed guidelines by the Food and Drug Administration that would begin applying a “risk-based enforcement approach to drug products labeled as homeopathic … consistent with FDA’s risk-based regulatory approaches generally.”

For example, the FDA says it will start watching “vulnerable populations such as infants and children, the elderly and pregnant women” because they may “be at greater risk of harm.”

It also will crack down on “products intended to be used for the prevention or treatment of serious and/or life-threatening disease and



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