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    FTC Asks FDA to Reevaluate Framework for Homeopathic Products

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it was considering changing the way homeopathic products are regulated and asked for input on whether its current regulatory framework for homeopathic products was sufficient. Now, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is weighing in, calling on FDA to "consider amending or repealing its framework for homeopathic medications." Background In March 2015, FDA announced a public hearing to evaluate its regul...
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    Should FDA Make Changes to the Way it Regulates Homeopathic Products? Agency Wants to Know

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates many types of products—drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, food, lasers and tobacco among them. But you'd be forgiven if you forgot the agency regulates another type of medicine: homeopathy. Now FDA wants to know if its regulatory framework for regulating homeopathic products is adequate, and whether changes are needed. Background When you think of the term "drug," you most likely think of traditional pharmaceutical pr...
  • Manufacturer Seeks to Avoid MHRA Regulation by Registering as Confectionary

    British heroine Mary Poppins and her "spoonful of sugar" would very likely approve. In response to increased pressure from UK regulators, homeopaths marketing unlicensed medicines are reportedly considering an unlikely source as the cure to their woes: candy. The Guardian reports the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) is in the midst of cracking down on unlicensed homeopathic products, many of which lack proper registration with regulator...